Honor Gold Star Families

On March 2, 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law an Act of Congress that approved and funded the first pilgrimage for mothers and widows to the overseas graves of soldiers, sailors, and Marines who died during World War I.  This law came about
following a sustained campaign undertaken by “Gold Star” Families to pressure Congress to give them the opportunity to honor the sacrifices of their loved ones who gave their lives for their country.  In recognition of these efforts almost 90 years ago and
to ensure that the sacrifices of the families of the fallen members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States are never forgotten, I have reintroduced a resolution to establish “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day”.

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