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Gold Star Mothers

Woodrow Wilson coined the term Gold Star Mothers after World War I to honor mothers who sacrificed a son to military service.  The mothers stand as symbols of purpose, perseverance and grace in the face of personal tragedy.

Gold Star Mother Presentation in 1954 at the ADBC convention

Gold Star Mothers Plaque Presentation 1954


The plaque reads "In Memorium

For the many, a few served and died.

And dying fanned anew the flame of liberty and justice.

Let them who served them well be remembered well for there is little we can offer those who gave all.

Dedicated by the American Defenders of Bataan and Corredigor, Inc.

At the 9th Annual Convention, 1954."