Gold Star Veterans - Introduction

           
    Charlotte War Memorial
Charlotte War Memorial
     
     
Welcome. This exhibit represents over 50 years of fact gathering. Early work was completed by the Y.M.C.A., the Charlotte Chapter of the American War Mothers, War Dads, Gold Star Mothers and other interested volunteers immediately following World War II. The local Girl Scout Council assisted by mailing questionnaires.

The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County eventually received the initial research and added to it. The files have long been available to the public through the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room. The Gold Star Veterans exhibit arranges the information in a concise and easy to use format. Please use the Veterans Database to search for individuals. Explore the exhibit to learn more about World War II.
 
   Girl Scouts mailing letters
Girl Scouts Yvonne Richardson, Betty Sue Rinehardt and Joanne Dobbins mail questionnaires to service personnel's families. Photo by Whitsetts.
  Community Volunteers 
Community volunteers research and organize media reports of WWII service personnel for the Y. M. C. A. project. Photo by Haviland Smith.