In 1936 the 74th Congress declared, “the last Sunday in September shall hereafter be designated and known as ‘Gold Star Mother’s Day,’ and it shall be the duty of the President to request its observance as provided for in this resolution.”
This year by Presidential Proclamation recognizes Sunday, September 27, 2020 as Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day. An excerpt from the proclamation reads as follow:
"The true strength and success of our Armed Forces is found in the love, support, and unity of our Nation’s military families, and this is reflected best in our country’s inspirational Gold Star Mothers and Families. Shouldering their profound grief, they find the courage and conviction to move forward, transforming their heartache into hope, meaningful service, and outreach to veterans, support organizations, and other military families coping with the death of a loved one. Their ability to overcome, persist, prevail, and in turn, enrich the lives of others, exemplifies the true American Spirit. On behalf of our grateful Nation, I commend and honor them for their continued commitment to our military heroes."
The full text may be read here.
Gold Star Mothers may come together through the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. (est. January 5, 1929), a nondenominational, non-profitable and nonpolitical organization. Their mission:
Finding strength in the fellowship of other Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our sons and daughters alive by working to help veterans, those currently serving in the military, their families and our communities.
We honor these Mothers and Families today.