Gold Star Mother’s Day

September 28, 2009 at 5:44 am | Posted in Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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Today is Gold Star Mothers Day, a day to honor and remember the mothers who have lost a child in wartime military service.  Soldiers’ Angels strives to support these mothers and families every day of the year, and is honored to draw particular attention to them on this special day recognizing their service and sacrifice.

Gold Star Mothers Day began in 1994 under President Clinton and has been continued by his successors.  This year’s proclamation reads as follows:

The sacrifices of our military servicemembers are etched in the walls of our monuments and felt at empty dinner tables across America. To those who have given their lives for our country, we honor them as guardians of our liberty and pay tribute to their valiant service. As our Nation remembers our fallen men and women in uniform, we also recognize the profound loss and sorrow of the family members they leave behind.

Few know the honor of service and the costs of war more than Gold Star Mothers and Families. They have given our Nation their most precious treasure, and we remain forever in their debt. Honoring the memory of their lost loved ones, these extraordinary individuals dedicate themselves to helping heal the hearts of other military families who bear the great burden of loss. Through their strength and service, they emulate their loved one’s selfless dedication to our country.

On this day, we express immense gratitude and profound respect for Gold Star Mothers and Families. Our country’s fallen heroes left the comfort of home so that we might know a more peaceful world. They endured extreme hardship so that we might enjoy freedom. They made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might be safe. They represent the best of America. In their memory, may we fulfill our solemn obligation to continue their work of securing a safer, freer world for generations to come.


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