April 5th is Gold Star Spouses Day

“Gold Star Families” or “Gold Star Spouses” are terms that traditionally refer to the surviving loved ones of military members who have been killed in the line of duty and/or in combat. Gold Star Spouses Day was created to honor these loved ones who have sacrificed so much.  The Gold Star tradition began in World […]

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed on the last Sunday in September each year. This is a day set aside to recognize the mothers of the men and women who have died while in service of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Gold Star represents a loved one who died in combat. It is believed that […]

Gold Star father Arredondo urges respect for veterans, families

The military’s family notification of a combat death is always traumatic, and is done formally and respectfully, in person, by a uniformed casualty officer accompanied by other service members who stay to comfort the bereaved and see to their needs. Boston’s own Carlos Arredondo, before he became famous as one of the heroes of the […]