Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sunday,September 27th-Gold Star Mother's Day

September 27, 2009, is Gold Star Mother's Day.

Every year the fourth Sunday of September is for honoring mothers whose sons or daughters died in the line of duty. The name references the single gold star on service flags displayed in the windows of homes that have lost a son or daughter to war.


Mothers of fallen servicemembers began calling themselves “Gold Star Mothers” during the First World War, but the sorrowful bond they share reaches back to every woman who has lost a son or daughter in uniform since our nation’s revolution. The United States began observing Gold Star Mothers Day on the last Sunday of September in 1936.


The Presidential Proclamation for this year's Gold Star Mother's Day is HERE


From the Army.mil website Gold Star Mothers
From the American Gold Star Mother's,Inc. website Gold Star Mothers Sunday
Please keep the Gold Star Mothers, and Families, of our nation in your hearts and prayers, not only on this day......but every day.



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