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.

2013 – President Issues Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day Proclamation

“In our city centers and our bustling parks, monuments stand dedicated to visionary leaders and singular moments in the life of our Republic. But in empty seats at family dinners and folded flags above the mantle, we find the constant thread of our Nation’s character — the truth that America endures because it is home to an unbroken line of patriots willing to lay down their lives for the land they love. As we honor the men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion, we hold close the families left behind.”

For more information on American Gold Star Mothers and National Gold Star Mother’s  Day, see:


Use #GoldStarMother’sDay to post on social media.


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.

September 27, 2015
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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bettylouise31
    Sep 27, 2015 @ 13:00:55

    I remember when it originated in World War 11 and the first time seeing them posted on homes.
    My linked today is


  2. enchantedface
    Sep 30, 2015 @ 08:19:49

    You are one of the writers whose blogs I always look forward to reading. Thanks for your sharing spirit.


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