September 25th Proclaimed “Gold Star Families Day” in Oregon

September 23, 2016

WHEREAS: America’s Gold Star families have long borne the hardships of war with dignity and devotion while watching their sons or daughters serve; and

WHEREAS: These families experienced the anxiety of watching their loved ones go off to war, not knowing whether they will return and feel the anguish of waiting for news of their loved ones; and

WHEREAS: Gold Star families stand-up for those wearing the uniform of the United States and continue to support each other through difficult times, despite heartbreaking loss and unimaginable grief; and

WHEREAS: On this day, we renew our commitment to Gold Star families, who sacrifice more than most can ever imagine, but still find the courage and strength to comfort other families, support veterans, and give back to their communities; and

WHEREAS: A joint congressional resolution on June 23, 1936 designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day; and

WHEREAS: President Barack Obama, on September 26, 2010, renamed this day of remembrance as Gold Star Families Day.

NOW, THEREFORE: I, Kate Brown, Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim September 25, 2016 to be

GOLD STAR FAMILIES DAY

in Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the State of Oregon to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Salem in the State of Oregon on this day, August 24, 2016.

Kate Brown, Governor
Jeanne P. Atkins, Secretary of State

Presidential Proclamation — Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2016

GOLD STAR MOTHER’S AND FAMILY’S DAY, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Since our Nation’s founding, in peace and in war, the values that define our brave men and women in uniform have remained constant: honor, courage, and selflessness.

Bend Heroes Foundation is hosting an event for the 80th Anniversary of “Gold Star Mothers and Families Day” on Sunday, September 25th.

YOU ARE INVITED to a ceremony observing the 80th

YOU ARE INVITED to a ceremony observing the 80th Anniversary of “Gold Star Mothers and Families Day” at the Bend Heroes Memorial at the foot of Veterans Memorial Bridge on Newport Avenue, Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. Please come to help honor those who have lost sons or daughters in the line of duty.

The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be in Eugene 9/29 – 10/2. Gold Star Mothers and Families are invited to participate in a ceremony on 10/1.

A special ceremony honoring Gold Star Mothers …

A special ceremony honoring Gold Star Mothers and Families will be held at noon Oct. 1, as part of the Moving Vietnam Memorial’s stop in Eugene later this month. Gold Star Mothers and Families are being sought to participate. If you would like to take part, please contact Tyler Francke at tyler.francke@state.or.us or 503-373-2389.