September 26, 2021
Honor the Mothers of Our Slain Troops on September 26th
Although a gold star may be a symbol of excellence, it’s a title that no mother would want to be given. It’s because a Gold Star Mother is the mom of a fallen soldier.
The “Gold Star” tradition started during World War II. At that time, a blue star was placed on service flags and hung in the homes of families with members fighting in the war. When a soldier was slain in battle, a gold star was superimposed on the service flag’s blue star in their family’s home to honor them for their ultimate sacrifice. Eventually, the mothers of those fallen soldiers became known as Gold Star Mothers and their families as Gold Star Families.
To recognize and honor the mothers of our fallen heroes, we observe Gold Star Mother’s Day on the last Sunday in September. This year, the special day will be on September 26th.
Each year, events and meetings are held to allow people to publicly condole with Gold Star Mothers and their families. Flags are mandated to be displayed on government buildings on this day.
In observance of Gold Star Mother’s Day, Veteran Car Donations has compiled five things you can do to show you sympathize with the mothers and families of our fallen heroes:
- Plant a tree in honor of a fallen service member.
You can honor a fallen service member belonging to your community by planting a tree or plant. You can tell the soldier’s family about this, and ask them where they would like you to plant the seedling. You can choose a favorite plant, tree, or flower of the deceased to make it extra special.
- Send them a message of support.
Some Gold Star Mothers are not too fond of observing Gold Star Mother’s Day. It’s because it serves as a reminder of the son or daughter they lost. Show them you care by sending them a message of support. Tell them that you’re there when they need someone to lean on.
- Talk about their lost children.
While some Gold Star Mothers prefer to spend Gold Star Mother’s Day quietly in their homes, others mark the occasion by celebrating and remembering their lost loved ones. You can talk to these mothers and listen to them as they recall happy memories spent with their fallen sons or daughters.
- Treat a Gold Star Mother to a nice meal.
Invite and treat the mom of a fallen soldier to a nice meal at her or her child’s favorite restaurant. Ask her about her happy memories with her child so you can help her crack a smile or two.
- Visit the tomb of a fallen soldier and light a candle to honor them.
If a Gold Star Mother and her family are visiting the tomb of their deceased loved one, ask if you can go along with them. Light a candle in honor of their loved one and say a silent prayer beside them.
Here’s How You Can Reach Out to Our Wounded Warriors
Answering the call to serve our country isn’t easy. Sadly, not all of our servicemen and servicewomen can make it back home in one piece after their deployment overseas. Some make the ultimate sacrifice while others suffer from disabilities or get afflicted with illnesses, including mental health disorders.
Upon their separation from the service, many of our veterans are unable to find decent jobs, with some becoming homeless due to utter poverty and lack of support.
You can do something easy and simple to help our heroes. All you have to do is donate a vehicle you no longer need to us at Veteran Car Donations.
We’ll put your car up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding that we provide them to deliver free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits to deserving veterans and their families.
Your act of charity will also allow you to dispose of a vehicle you no longer need at no cost to you. We’ll provide you with our free professional towing service wherever you had your vehicle parked or stored anywhere in the country.
Moreover, your gift will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
Best of all, you’ll get to experience the priceless satisfaction of helping our nation’s heroes live the decent and satisfying life they deserve.
We accept almost all types of vehicles regardless of their age or condition for as long as they have valid titles and are not a total wreck. If you’re uncertain about your vehicle’s eligibility for our program, check out this page.
For more details on our vehicle donation program, including our quick and easy donation process, visit our FAQs page. Call us at 877-594-5822 or send us a message here should you have any questions or concerns that you’d like us to address.
Honor Our Veterans with a Car Donation Today!
On Gold Star Mother’s Day, honor not only our fallen heroes but also those who are still with us but living miserable lives. Let our veterans know that their countrymen and women still remember their sacrifice. You can show you care for them with your car donation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!