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GOLD_STAR_LPP-150x150.jpgToday marks this year’s observance of Gold Star Mother’s Day – when the nation pauses to recognize the sacrifices of our Gold Star Families – all of whom lost loved ones in service to our nation, and on this day we remember the lives of the 10 Wisconsin National Guardsmen who have given their lives defending our freedom since 9/11.

We honor their families, as we also honor and remember the thousands of other American families who have sacrificed so much to defend liberty since our nation’s founding.

The tradition of hanging Service Flags or banners for deployed loved ones began during the First World War.

The flags included a blue star for each immediate family member serving in the armed forces during periods of war or hostilities. If that service member was killed in action the blue star was to be replaced with a gold star. The gold star served as a reminder to that community about the sacrifice paid by that family for their country.

In 1936, the United States began observing Gold Star Mothers Day on the last Sunday of September.

The strength of our nation is its military. The strength of our military is the men and women who serve, and the strength of our service members is our families. And no one has given more for our nation than the families of our fallen.


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