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Gold Star Mothers Day

Gold Star Mother plaque

Gold Star Mother plaque

The Gold Star Mother’s Club was started after the First War to End All Wars.

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A living serviceman has a blue star on the banner, the deceased troops are assigned the gold star.

Aletta Sullivan

Aletta Sullivan

The single most famous Gold Star Mother (and rightly so…) was Aletta Sullivan, mother of the 5 Sullivan brothers.

Memorial at Yonkers, NY

Memorial at Yonkers, NY

Memorial at Stanton Plaza, Manchester, NH

Memorial at Stanton Plaza, Manchester, NH

The Gold Star Mothers deserved our honor and respect and especially on this day.

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Current WWII news – 

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fig_05.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge (800x569)The island of Kiska, Alaska, in the Aleutians was the site of Japanese invasion and battles.  Today it is the site of untouched relics from those days.  These photos were taken by a research team allowed on the island by special permission.

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FOR ANYONE WHO OWNS A CELL PHONE!!

*or has a child that does *

http://www.youtube.com/embed/JHixeIr_6BM?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3

courtesy of  Lord Beari of Bow who can be located HERE!

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Farewell Salutes – 

Peter Allen – Evanston, IL; US Army, WWII, engineers, Korea, Captain, MP 8th Army

Cora @ Fresh Start

Cora @ Fresh Start

Kerry Briand – Ottawa, CAN; RC Navy, Lt., HMCS Magnificent & Bonaventure

Carl Clark – Keyser, WV; US Navy, WWII

Frank Mariano – Solvay, NY; US Army, Korea

Allen Murphy, Albany, NZ; RNZ Navy # 12507, CPO (Ret.)

John Starsky – Lawrence, KS; US Navy, WWII, PTO

Howard Warren – Gadsden, AL; US Army, Vietnam

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