BW Student Veteran Promotes Awareness for the Gold Star Pin

May 23, 2014

On this Memorial Day weekend, the family of BW student, veteran and military widow Kimberly Hazelgrove is featured in a new U.S. Army PSA recognizing the service and sacrifice of surviving military families who wear the Gold Star Pin.

Kimberly's husband, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Brian Hazelgrove, died in Iraq in 2004. Her son Brandon is a prominent part of the poignant video and other members of the family are featured as extras in the background.

Gold Star Pins are presented to "the surviving families of our brave men and women in uniform who die while in service to our nation. The families of service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice deserve our respect, gratitude and the very best support we can provide."

Kimberly is an eloquent spokesperson for surviving families. She authored a commentary, "Not Another Weekend" two years ago on Memorial Day," encouraging reflection on the sacrifice represented by the national holiday.