“VETERANS COMMEMORATIVES:  A DAY IN HISTORY” - Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day is September 24

It is a day for our country to recognize and honor those who lost a son or daughter who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Each year the President of the United States asks Americans to display our nation’s flag to express their love and appreciation towards the Gold Star families. Government buildings display the flag as well.

The name Gold Star Mothers originated from the custom of military families placing a service flag in their front window during World War I. The white flag, bordered with red, featured a star for each family member who was in the service. A blue star indicated the family member was in active service while a gold star honored those killed in action.

It was during World War I that President Woodrow Wilson approved the suggestion of the Women’s Committee of National Defenses that American women wear a black band with a gold star on their arm, with each star representing a family member who gave their life for their country. The name “Gold Star Mother” was first used by President Wilson in his letter to the committee. The first Gold Star Mother was Grace Siebold, who lost her son, 1st Lieutenant George Seibold in France during World War I.

Today the gold star can be displayed on a flag or on a lapel pin, worn by a Gold Star mother. The Gold Star Lapel Pin, was created in 1947 and approved by Congress to be the official symbol of the family’s sacrifice. It is awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., which was incorporated in 1929, is an organization of Gold Star mothers that organizes events each year to commemorate Gold Star Mother’s Day. It began with 25 mothers who lived in Washington, DC and now includes groups throughout America.

Veterans Commemoratives is proud to honor those who gave their lives serving our country. On September 24 please join us in recognizing the sacrifices made by the Gold Star Families whose sons or daughters have died while serving in the U.S. military. Thank you.

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