Jane Horton

Jane Horton

Jane is a veterans and Gold Star family advocate, political, military, and casualty policy advisor as well as a writer and commentator. She is the proud wife of Spc. Christopher Horton, an Army sniper killed in action on Sept. 9, 2011, in Paktia, Afghanistan. She serves and advises many officials and organization through various positions including the Independence Fund, Concerned Veterans for America, and the Travis Manion Foundation. Her passion is to speak for those left behind in war, to be a voice and advocate for those who have none, and to engage in the nation that so many have fought, bled and died for.

Recent articles from Jane Horton

Jane Horton, widow of Spc. Christopher David Horton, guides members of the Golden State Warriors basketball team through section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery as a part of the National Basketball Association's partnership with the Department of the Defense called Commitment to Service Feb. 25, 2015.
Family & Relationships
What Veterans Day Means For Me, A Gold Star Wife
My husband didn’t make it home, but I try to honor him every day by serving and thanking the veterans who did.
Military funeral
Family & Relationships
A Gold-Star Wife’s Message To Veterans: Honor The Fallen By Living
Jane Horton lost her husband in Afghanistan. She urges veterans on Memorial Day to honor fallen troops through living.
Jane Horton, Goldstar Wife, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., talk while onboard a US Air Force C40 in route to Kabul, Afghanistan, Mar. 1, 2016.
Family & Relationships
I Made The Journey Home From Afghanistan My Fallen Husband Never Could
Afghan War widow retraces her fallen husband’s steps to Afghanistan and the flight back home he never got to take alive.
Gold Star wife Jane Horton (left) poses with Katherine McFarland at the Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Family & Relationships
A Post-9/11 Widow Honors Katherine McFarland, Who Lost Her Husband And His Brothers In WWII
Jane Horton, whose husband was killed in Afghanistan, remembers Katherine McFarland who lost her husband and his four brothers during World War II.
Neeley, 8, of Virginia, sits on her father's shoulders during a moment of silence that was part of a tribute and ceremony remembering victims of this weekend's Paris attacks at the 9/11 Memorial and Survivor Tree in New York.
Community
Why I Refuse To Live In Fear After The Attacks In Paris
Military families know better than anyone the threat posed by ISIS, but we must refuse to let them instill fear.
Rubio Debate
News
The Presidential Candidates Aren’t Talking About Vital Veterans Issues
The presidential campaign that latches onto veterans in the 2016 election will have the advantage.