Tag: Gold Star Mother’s Day

Sunday is Gold Star Mother’s Day


Cross-posted at Daily Kos and MyDD


The last Sunday in September, according to federal statute, is Gold Star Mother’s Day:

(a) Designation.- The last Sunday in September is Gold Star Mother’s Day.

(b) Proclamation.- The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings, and the people of the United States to display the flag and hold appropriate meetings at homes, churches, or other suitable places, on Gold Star Mother’s Day as a public expression of the love, sorrow, and reverence of the people for Gold Star Mothers.

For those who do not know, a Gold Star mom is one who has lost a son or daughter in military service.

I was reminded of this mostly overlooked solemn occasion when I checked the VFW wall calendar which hangs in my kitchen.