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2017-05-29 : Gold Star family I just think about where my family would be

As a post-9/11 Gold Star family, for me, I just think about where my family would be.
The organization offers support to Gold Star families, whose loved ones are killed in service to the nation.
The park’s dilapidated condition, so many years later, inspired her to reach back 50 years, find those older Gold Star families and undertake a project to honor her town’s Vietnam War dead.
“Brian and I, growing up, just called it ‘the park,’ ” said Lindsey Arsenault, now 23.
Lindsey Arsenault and her brother Brian played in Northboro’s Ellsworth McAfee Park as kids without really knowing why it was called that.

Gold Star families remine lost loved ones with yellow roses and vows remember the memories

referring to They don’t even know what a Gold Star family is.”The Army combat veteran said his organization is visiting schools to help youth understand the issues Gold Star families face — and to keep alive the memories of those lost.
“You Gold Star families have lost your loved ones, but we have gained them,” said Kelly to the somber audience, wearing his own green beret.
“They don’t understand what it means to be a Gold Star family.
Every day is Memorial Day for Gold Star families, said speakers at the Saturday morning ceremony for the re-dedication of the monument.
Advertisement“People don’t get it,” said Daniel Magoon, executive director of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, to the audience.
Gold Star parents luncheon remembering

referring to WATERBURY — To honor Memorial Day, family members of Veterans attended the Gold Star Parents Luncheon Sunday.
Two of Esty’s Bills, the Gold Star Families Voice Act and Gold Stars Fathers Act, were signed into law by former President Barack Obama.
It matters a lot for us not to thank them just on Memorial Day but everyday.”
The event was an opportunity to remember loved ones who gave their lives for our country.
“The lives we lead today were purchased by the services who wore the uniform,” said Esty.

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