On September 26th, the Nation observes the 86th Gold Star Mother's and Families Day.
A Gold Star family member is someone whose loved one passed away while serving the nation. This week recognizes the families of all military personnel who died either while serving or due to service-related connected injury or illness.
Here are some helpful resources to learn more about Gold Star Families and the organizations that support them:
TAPS: Caring for the families of America's fallen Heroes https://www.taps.org/
Army's Gold Star Survivor Site https://www.army.mil/goldstar/
Honoring Gold Star Mothers and Families: https://www.army.mil/article/250478/honoring_gold_star_mothers_and_families
The video below honors those who gave all in defense of their country, and recognizes their families left to carry on their memory. Created last year for JBMDL Gold Star Family Day, by A1C Matthew Porter.
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