Governor Whitmer proclaims 9/25 as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day in Michigan.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed September 25th, 2022 as Michigan’s Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.

The proclamation is all in part to honor and recognize the sacrifice that families face when a loved one dies in active service.

The Governor says, “Michiganders will always remember our heroes and we will work together to support our Gold Star mothers and families. Our state and our nation are indebted to our men and women in uniform and their families, and we are safer and stronger because of their selfless service and sacrifices.” 

The Gold Star symbol originated during World War I as families hung banners with blue stars to represent an immediate family member serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The blue star was replaced with a gold star to signify a family member who died in combat. 

The state of Michigan now given another chance to pay tribute to the losses of servicemen and women.