Here's an excerpt:
Kristen Fenty knows a thing or two about pain and struggle.
Like all Gold Star Wives -- women whose spouses have died or been killed while on active duty in the U.S. military -- she has learned to live with the grief of losing her life partner, the disintegration of the life she imagined and, like so many war widows, the burden of instantly becoming a single parent and shepherding a child through the loss of her father.
What Kristen Fenty didn't expect was six years of getting raked over bureaucratic coals in simply trying to receive and keep the benefits to which surviving military families are entitled. . .Please read the full story here.
Also, I strongly encourage all our chapter members to comment on this story at the Huffington Post website. It's quick, easy, and a great way to let readers (and congressional leaders) know that there is deep public support for seeing this issue resolve in favor of surviving spouses.
You can comment about your own personal story, share the story of someone you know, or just give a simple "thumbs up."
Also, please consider forwarding this story on to friends and family. The more people who know about this injustice and are willing to take action to change it, the more likely Congress will act to pass this much-deserved reform.
and family. The more people who are know about this injustice and are willing to take action to change it, the more likely Congress will act to pass this much-deserved reform.