Gold Star Mother’s Day  will be observed this Sunday, September 27, in recognition of the mothers who have lost sons and daughters in the service of their country.   We are all asked to display the nation's flag to express our love, sorrow, and reverence towards Gold Star Mothers and their families.

Gold Star Mother's Day began with 25 mothers living in the Washington DC area and soon expanded to include affiliated groups throughout the nation. On June 23, 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother's Day, a holiday that has been observed each year by a presidential proclamation.

The last Sunday in September is also Parents of Fallen Military Sons and Daughters Day in New Jersey. This day is a tribute to all parents whose children died as a result of their service with the United States Armed Forces. It commemorates the contributions, commitments and sacrifices made by those parents individually and through the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc, which was was incorporated in 1929 by federal charter from the US Congress.