First Generation is honored to recognize the Lehigh Valley Gold Star Mothers as the latest recipient of a $1,000 donation as part of our ongoing “12 Weeks of Christmas” program. Lehigh Valley Gold Star Mothers is the local chapter of The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., a national organization of mothers whose sons and daughters died while on active duty in the United States Armed Forces, or died as a result of such service, or were missing in action.
These admirable women participate in many memorial events, including Wreaths Across America, an annual wreath laying ceremony in Arlington as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in the United States and around the world, to honor those that gave their lives for our freedom. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, December 14.
According to their website, all natural mothers, adoptive mothers or stepmothers who are legal citizens of the United States, and whose son or daughter has made the ultimate sacrifice while in the service of the United States Armed Forces, are eligible for membership in American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Explore the list of all departments and chapters to find one near you.
If you’ve lost a child in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces and are interested in joining the Lehigh Valley Gold Star Mothers so you may share your child’s story and meet others in your situation, please visit the links below to learn how this organization can help you honor your loved one’s memory.
• Learn more about the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
• Join a Gold Star Mother Chapter or Department Near You
• Learn more about Wreaths Across America
• Donate to American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. “In Memory Of” a Loved One
• Like the Lehigh Valley Gold Star Mothers on Facebook
• Like the American Gold Star Mothers on Facebook
Be sure to check back often to see who will be receiving the next donation from First Generation through the 12 Weeks of Christmas! Like First Generation on Facebook and follow @FirstGenCom on Twitter for more updates!
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