Nashville Country Club Review
It’s easy to take our freedom for granted, sometimes forgetting the true cost of what is takes to have this beautiful right. From time to time, a song hits Country radio that salutes the troops and helps you remember… 

Today’s Country Single Review:


Music News Nashville Review
Over the past ten years, there have been many patriotic-themed songs released by newcomers and established artists alike. You wonder after a while just how sincere the motivation behind such releases might be with some, but when it comes to Autumn Letendre, there is nothing to wonder about…
Today is a bittersweet day for rising country star Autumn Letendre, as she remembers her late husband on Independence Day. In 2006, U.S. Marine Corps Captain Brian Scott Letendre …
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First Lady Michelle Obama
Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference-Full Text
And I am inspired by Gold Star Wives like Autumn Letendre. Autumn’s husband was killed in Iraq back in 2006. And in the years since, she’s become a passionate advocate for military families — speaking across the country, attending military funerals to comfort loved ones working to ensure that her husband’s memory lives on for her young son. And in a letter that she sent to military families, she wrote, simply: “I may have lost the love of my life, but I have gained a life and story that few in this great country have.”
New Artist Spotlight
One-on-one interview with Matt Bjoke.

Milligan Stampede
Alum finds support from Milligan community
Milligan alum Autumn Letendre encouraged students in chapel Thursday to take advantage of a “safe place” like Milligan when facing tough times. Letendre, whose husband was killed in the war in Iraq, spoke about how God has carried her through life’s storms, often using the Milligan community to support her.


Indianapolis Star
Military widow makes promoting the flag her goal
The powerful story of how Autumn Letendre wants to help military troops and their families as well as increase the level of patriotism in America is told in this Memorial Day cover story in The Indianapolis Star.


Indianapolis Star
Marine widow’s misson to support troops, families
Autumn Letendre, 33, Fishers, became a widow when her husband, Marine Capt. Brian Letendre, was killed in Iraq on May 3, 2006. Two Marines, clad in their formal uniforms, showed up at Letendre’s workplace to deliver the news that enemy combatants had attacked U.S. troops…

The Fayetteville Observer
My New Hero
As Autumn Letendre began her mission to create The Golden Star USA, her story came across the desk of Rebekah Sanderlin, a journalist, mother, and wife of a soldier. Rebekah was so impressed with how Autumn wanted to help our active duty and honorably discharged troops and their dependents, she profiled Autumn in her blog, Operation Marriage.


National Public Radio
Arlington Ceremony Honors a ‘Born Warrior’
A feature about the life of Marine Capt. Brian Letendre including those closest to him appeared on this national radio broadcast. With insight from his wife, Autumn, and his family, the news report captures Brian’s upbringing and why he chose to be a Marine.


The Hartford Courant
Capt.Brian S. Letendre – Captain Mourned Like a Native Son
Brian Letendre, his wife Autumn and son Dillon, made their home in New Britain, Connecticut while he was assigned as the Inspector Instructor for the Marine Reserve Unit , Charlie 1/25 in Plainville. During their time in Connecticut, the young family was active in the community and in their church. This story reports on some of the many lives the Letendre family touched and why those who knew Brian mourn him as if he was a native son.