This national observance honors the mothers and family members of fallen military service men and women. The day serves as a painful reminder of the losses and sacrifices suffered by military families. It has been observed since the days of World War 1. This day provides and opportunity for friends and family of fallen members to recognize, honor, and commemorate their lost loved ones. A gold star is a symbol of a family member who has died in the line of duty serving the United States Armed Forces.
When Is Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day?
National Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day is observed on the last Sunday of September.
History Of Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day
On June 23, 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day and proclaimed annually by each president.