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Jetting away!

United States Air Force Maj. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe flies an F-35A Lightning II aircraft while performing a dedication pass during an air show over Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium. #AirPower
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Sunday September 24th

Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day falls on September 24 this year and is traditionally observed on the last Sunday in September.

The day is for honoring families of those who have received The Gold Star – the military award no one wants. The award commemorates the tragic death of a military member who has perished while in the line of duty and hopes to provide a level of comfort to the parents and families that are left behind. Since World War 1, a “Gold Star Family” has signified a family that has lost one of its members. The family can display a Gold Star Service Flag for any military family members who have died from any honorable cause – each gold star on the flag signifies a death. Though today only around 1% of the country is involved in military service, as compared to the 12% during other times of war, like World War 2, there are still a significant number of surviving Gold Star families – not to mention, a Gold Star lives on in a family’s legacy...
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