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The Luminary Initiative is in honor of Gold Star Mothers and families on Gold Star Mothers
Day, the last Sunday in September each year. We encourage churches, communities, scouts,
and military organizations to get involved! The Luminary Initiative rack card does not ask for
donations nor does it credit MarineParents.com. This is for YOU to use to raise awareness and get
your community organizations involved.
For more information, see www.GoldStarMothersDay.com (link opens in a new window). Gold Star
Family Support is an outreach program of MarineParents.com, Inc. For more information about
the Luminary Initiative and to what other communities have done in past years, visit www.LuminaryInitiative.com.
To talk about this and see what others have done in the past visit www.MarineFamilyNetwork.com/group/luminary-initiative.com
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On Gold Star Family Day, we come together to honor those who have lost a loved one serving
in the U.S. military by lighting a luminary on the last Sunday in September.
Throughout America’s history, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan, families have seen their loved ones heed the call of duty, and with that duty comes
the ultimate burden that these families must bear. Lighting a luminary on Gold Star Family
Day lets them know they don’t stand alone.
In communities large and
small, organizations and individuals honor these families, from citywide events to a single
luminary at the end of a driveway. Community service clubs, church groups and military
organizations all participate—and they all need leaders; someone who will coordinate the
day’s activities and send out the call to action.
Is that someone
Gold Star Mother’s Day was designated by a joint Congressional
resolution in 1936 and has evolved in recent years to be known as Gold Star Family Day. Each year
since, the day has been observed by presidential proclamation, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to
Gold Star Family Day is on the last Sunday of September each
For more information, go to www.LuminaryInitiative.com
We appreciate you spreading the word about Gold Star Mother's Day and the Luminary
Initiative. We hope you will take action in your community to hold an event in memory of our
fallen heroes and in honor of their mothers.