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Gold Star Moms and Families to be honored Sept. 25 at Sunrise Service

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CONROE, TX – Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States in honor of Gold Star Mothers, on the last Sunday in September as a day to honor and recognize those who have lost a child while serving in the United States Armed Services. The day was established in Title 36 U.S. Code § 111 of the United States Code, declared by the Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936.

Gold Star Mothers and Family Day Event Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park

The day is set aside to commemorate the contributions, commitments, and sacrifices made by the parents individually and through American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. When an active-duty service member dies, their family transitions from a Blue Star Family to a Gold Star Family. Blue Star Mothers are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have a child serving in the military, reserves, or who are veterans. A Gold Star Mother is then the mother who lost a child in the military while actively serving our country.

It is customary for military families to place a Service Flag in their window featuring a Blue Star for each family member serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Gold Star Mothers was founded by this same respected tradition, only a Gold Star replaces the Blue Star on the Service Flag for those who were killed while on duty. American Gold Star Mothers, Inc is a federal charter incorporated in 1929 by twenty-five mothers in Washington, D.C. During the 74th Congress in June 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as a Gold Star Mother’s Day observed by presidential proclamation. In September 2011, President Obama amended Gold Star Mother’s Day to include families as Gold Star Mother’s and Families Day.

 

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Gold Star Mom and Families Sunrise Service:

Please join Gold Star Moms and Families Sunrise Service for Gold Star Mothers & Family Day at the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park, located at 1776 Freedom Blvd in Conroe, on the feeder road at I-45 north and Hwy 105 starting at 7:00am followed by refreshments. The ceremony hosted by Spring Creek Area TX18 Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. and the Montgomery County Veterans Commission will include transitioning Blue Star Military Mom’s to Gold Star Moms Pinning Ceremony, a presentation of the Gold Star Wreath in recognition of the Fallen Service Members, and a short service. All military families, veterans, and the public are welcome to attend.

Included in the Program:

  • Opening welcome by Judge Jimmie C. Edwards, III, Chairman of the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission
  • Presentation of Colors by Magnolia High School JROTC
  • The National Anthem sung by Debbie Glenn
  • Invocation by Heather Wall- Chaplain of the Spring Creek Area TX18 Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
  • Change of Star Dedication by Heather Herlong, President SCATX18BSM with Gold Star Flag raising by Magnolia JROTC
  • Presentation by Margie Taylor, Gold Star Mother
  • Presentation of Gold Star Mother’s Wreath, Pinning Ceremony, and Poem by Heather Herlong, President, Cara Johnson, 1stVP, and Heather Wall, Chaplin of Spring Creek Area TX18 Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
  • Benediction by Heather Wall, Chaplain of Spring Creek Area TX18 Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.

Following the ceremony refreshments will be available for everyone in attendance sponsored by The Red Brick Tavern. Special thanks to our sponsors Spring Creek Area TX18 Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park, the City of Conroe, Heather Herlong Events, LLC, Magnolia High School JROTC, and Taylorized PR.

For additional information contact Margie Taylor at Margie@TaylorizedPR.com or call (936) 828-6881. She will be chartering a Gold Star Mother organization in Montgomery County.

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