In World War I, military families displayed stars in their window to show they had a loved one in the service. The living member was a blue star and the members killed in the line of duty were honored with a gold star.
The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. (AGSM, Inc) was established in 1928 with 25 members Today there are 472,050 Gold Star Families reported. Hard to grasp the enormity of this number.
National Gold Star Mother’s Day was approved on June 26, 1936, to be held on the last Sunday in September. Every year we celebrate this special day in honor of all those mothers and families who lost so much when their sons and daughters “gave all” for our nation.
It is not a public holiday but a very important day to those families that lost their loved ones in service to our nation. There is no way to put into words the loss felt by these 472,050 Americans as they mourned the loss of their sons and daughters. We honor all Gold Star families today and the loved ones they lost. God bless all of you and God bless America.
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