From the Military Order of the Purple Heart NJ Department Commander:
Joe Belardo – NJ Purple Heart Commander
Subject: Gold Star Mothers Emogene Cupp’s Birthday
Dear Brothers and Sisters,I am asking all of you for a Giant Favor.An American Gold Star Mother and a very personal friend of mine and all veterans will be celebrating her 99thbirthday on January 20th.Please mail her a birthday card.Emogene Cupp is the oldest past president of the American Gold Star Mothers. She was the Gold Star Mother who appeared before congress and persuaded them to approve and pass the bill for the construction of the Vietnam Memorial WALL. Her son, Cpl. Robert W. Cupp, was killed by a booby trap in Vietnam. He was laid to rest on his 21st birthday, June 17, in his family’s plot in Alexandria, Va.Her Daughter Sue sent me the following email.Mom will turn 99 years old on January 20th and due to her failing health, I do not plan to give her a birthday party. I thought I would give her a “Card Party”. She loves to receive cards and I know it would make her happy to receive a birthday card from all of you. Please feel free to pass this info to anyone you think would like to help her celebrate her 99thbirthday by sending her a birthday card.
Please mail her a birthday card to:Ms. Emogene Cupp216 Lynn DriveStephens City, VA 22655
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Post expires at 2:02pm on Sunday January 20th, 2019