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
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."