SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC –
U.S. Army Central Teammates,
The United States observes Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day on the last Sunday of September. This is the day specified by the U.S. Congress to honor surviving mothers and Families of fallen service members, specifically those who died while on active duty.
This year that day falls on September 25, and we will pause to pay respect to Gold Star mothers and Families for the sacrifice their service members made to protect our freedom.
Gold Star mothers and immediate family members of service members who died while on active duty receive either the Gold Star Lapel Button or the Lapel Button for Next of Kin of deceased personnel. Each are provided by the Defense of Department in remembrance of their service members who gave their lives on behalf of our forever grateful Nation.
When you see someone wearing these symbols of honor, please show respect and understand that he or she has lost a loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice in their selfless service to this country.