Some of you do not know what a Gold Star Mom or Gold Star family means. We rank families by
Blue Star – their son or daughter is serving in the military, not necessarily overseas
Silver Star– while serving in the military their son or daughter was injured
Gold Star – while serving in the military – their son or daughter was killed.
It is not an award, or prize, although it is an honor. The Gold Star Family has given the most, they have given us their son or daughter to protect our country. We must never forgot those who are fighting for our freedoms, and those who gave their lives for our freedoms, and those left behind – like the Gold Star Families.
To Gold Star Families:
You are my hero. You have given more than most of us have, to procure our freedom You were to asked to give, you did not have a choice, it came suddenly, and without recourse. You can never get a return, a take back or a do over, it is forever. You lived through it, got through it, cried through it, smiled through it, survived. You are proud, sad, reflective, and courageous about it. You can talk about it on most days, and very about it anytime. You became instant friends with other families who also gave their loved one. You have a bond a thought, and an idea of what they go though everyday.
I have no idea how you feel, think,grieve, reflect, or live. I only can say – I am sorry, for you have given the greatest gift you had, your loved one. I wish you peace:
Peace in your world, Peace in your day, but especially Peace in your Heart.
With all my Love & Prayers