GOLD STAR MOTHER’S DAY
Each year on the last Sunday in September, America celebrates National Gold Star Mother’s Day, also known as National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.
National Gold Star Mother’s Day is a day that was created to recognize and honor those that have lost their son or daughter while serving our country in the United States Armed Forces.
A gold star symbolizes a family member who died in the line of duty while serving the United States Armed Forces.
The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. was incorporated in 1929 and obtained a federal charter from the United States Congress. It began in the Washington DC area and soon expanded to include affiliated groups throughout the United States.
On June 23, 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day and this holiday has been observed each year by a presidential proclamation.