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Gold Star Family Day is September 27, 2015
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."
--John 15:13 (NIV)


It could be argued that an even greater love does exist; that of a parent for their child. Tragically, in the last decade, almost 7,000 families have been forced to deal with the utterly devastating heartbreak that accompanies that love as their children laid down their lives for their country.

Most of us have not experienced this tragedy. Most of us never will. We can't relate personally or begin to imagine what that must be like. What we can do, however, is honor and recognize these families. We can thank them for the sacrifices they and their children have made on our behalf. We can let them know that, no matter what, we support and stand behind them as a country and that, if even just for a day, their burden is our burden too.

We ask that you light a luminary on Gold Star Family Day. Please pledge your support of this special day and encourage your community to light luminaries, honoring members of all branches of the service, including those who have lost the fight after struggling to reintegrate into civilian life. Our goal is to have as many communities as possible in each state support the families of our fallen heroes. There is power in numbers and together we can show Gold Star families that we are a grateful nation.

Click here to learn how you can show your support today!

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Gold Star Luminary Initiative -- (It's right around he corner).

Learn how you can participate in Gold Star Family Day, September 27th, 2015.
http://goldstarfamilies.com/luminary-howto.asp
If you are interested in participating in Gold Star Family Day, Take the Pledge:
http://goldstarfamilies.com/luminary-pledge.asp
The honor and legacy of our nations fallen heroes lives on through the work that their loved ones do in honor of who they were and the great things they accomplished. Learn more about a few of the foundations that were started in honor of a fallen hero.

http://goldstarfamilies.com/memory-foundations.asp

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