“The first Gold Star Wives Day was designated Dec. 18, 2010. Since 2012, the Senate has passed a resolution designating Apr. 5 as Gold Star Wives Day. Per recent guidance by the Department of the Army, this day is now observed as Gold Star Spouses Day.” from USArmy.mil.
The Gold Star symbol dates back to World War I, when in 1947 Congress approved the official Gold Star Lapel Button.
Let’s remember the spouses and the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and show our support through organizations like Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and wear blue: run to remember.
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About wear blue: run to remember ®: wear blue: run to remember® is a national nonprofit running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. wear blue: run to remember® creates a support network for military members and their families; it bridges the gap between military and civilian communities and it creates a living memorial for our country’s fallen military members. wear blue: run to remember® exists for the fallen, for the fighting and for the families.
About Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS): TAPS provides compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.
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