We have friends whose sons came home with the American flag draped over their coffins. They are “Gold Star Mothers”. That’s what the Gold Star in the banner above represents – a son or daughter lost during war time. You might see it hanging in a window at their home or as a sticker on their car.
Gold Star Mothers sometimes wear the pin you see in the picture. It’s actually called a “lapel button”, not a pin. It’s small, maybe you have to look twice to notice it. Sometimes the Mom will turn it into a necklace.
A SMALL reminder of the HUGE sacrifice paid by their child while in service to our country – your country and my country.
We hope you will take a moment to stop, pause, reflect on, and honor the sacrifices paid by those who have made this country great, and remember the loved ones they’ve left behind.
Their pain is deep, their courage is strong. Our hearts are with you this day and every day.