Gold Star Mothers

Gold Star Mothers

Today for Mother’s Day we honor our mothers.  If you know a Gold Star Mother, thank her for her great sacrifice.

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9 responses

  1. a gray says:

    There are far, far too many who don’t know what a “Gold Star Mother” is.

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  2. I must admit, I’ve never heard the term Gold Star Mother, so thanks for the introduction. What a wonderful tribute post 🙂

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  3. Birgit says:

    I have never heard of this before and wonder why? Why is this not discussed in schools or more in the news. The mothers who have lost their children in the war must go through such sadness. My Oma, yes she was German, lost 2 sons in the war. The first was only a year old. His little lungs collapsed when a bomb that was dropped nearby, sucked all the air out from the area. Most knew to let all the air out of their lungs but he didn’t know and died in her arms. My Uncle Kurt was 19 when he died in the war. He was part of the Russian Front and was wounded near the end of the war. He was recuperating from his wounds with 178 other German soldiers when they all died of their wounds all on the same day on June 30, 1945. The Russian soldiers went into the hospital and gunned them all down. No real truth ever came out but only Russian soldiers/patients survived and only German Soldiers were dead. This happened in Germany near where he lived. So very sad

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  4. You made me curious, so I went and checked out the website for the American Gold Star Mothers. Giving and sharing to others is the best way to deal with and overcome any grief.

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    • I couldn’t agree more. The book I read about the first Gold Star Mothers that made a pilgrimage to Flanders Field in France after losing their sons in WWI was all about them doing it together and sharing their grief.

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