Social Media Pays Tribute to Gold Star Mothers

By Amelia Hamilton Published on September 30, 2015

During World War I, families began to fly service flags. Each blue star on the flag represented a family member that was serving, and each gold star represented a service member who had fallen. “This allowed members of the community to know the price that the family had paid in the cause of freedom,” the Army website explains. These Gold Star families are now represented and supported in several ways, including Gold Star Mothers Day, which was observed yesterday.

On social media, tribute was paid to these mothers:

 

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