What is an American Gold Star Mother?
Gold star mothers is a term is a term that came into general use with the creation of service flags used to show that a family had lost a son or daughter in the service (a blue star) or a child that died in the service (a gold star almost covering the blue star so that a rim of the blue star still shows). Mothers of slain service members came to be known as gold star mothers. The phrase is generic, and through customary usage has come to designate any mother whose child has been lost in the military.
What is The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.?
A group of gold star mothers met in 1928 to form the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. (AGSM). AGSM is a national, private organization that is headquartered in Washington, DC. It has chapters all across the United States. You must apply for membership. AGSM is also a non-profit, 501 c (3) organization. The organization takes no position on political issues but does support our military and has many activities that reflect that support.
See more about its history and purpose go to; www.goldstarmoms.com
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