Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi,
In 1947 at the National Convention in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the National Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi recognized members of Kappa Kappa Psi who were killed in action while serving our country during World War II. They created a memorial recognition knows as the Gold Star.
Prior to the 2007 National Convention, the National Council was approached by Kappa Kappa Psi brother from Zeta Sigma and Kappa Epsilon, Danielle Adams-Davis. Danielle asked the National Council what could be done to recognize current military members and brothers in 2007. The National Council at that time felt the national convention in Orlando would be an appropriate time to recognize members of Kappa Kappa Psi and our band family who have served our country.
At the 2007 National Convention in Orlando, FL the National Council used the Gold Star recognition from 1947 to serve as inspiration to recognize brother and band members that are current military members or who have previously served their country.
Members were recognized in the following manner:
*Gold Star Memorial* for Brothers who have passed while serving our country with a memorial resolution from the national council.
*Blue Star Recognition* for Brothers who are currently serving our country or are veterans.
*Silver Star Memorial* for Band members who have passed while serving our country with a memorial resolution from the national council.
*White Star Recognition* for Band members who are currently serving our country or are veterans.
This biennium, the National Council will once again recognize members of our Kappa Kappa Psi and band families. If you have names you would like to submit to be recognized this summer at National Convention, please submit the following information at http://natcon.kkytbsonline.com/gold-star by July 1, 2017.
Name and Rank:
College or University:
Chapter (If Applies):
Branch of Service:
Primary Service Job (Optional):
Active, Reserve, Retired or Veteran Status (Optional):
Which Star you are Requesting:
If you have any questions about the Gold Star Memorial, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Marco A. Krcatovich II
National Vice President for Programs