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Gold Star Mother's Day
Presidential Proclamation 2004

September, 2004

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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Americans have always answered the call to serve our Nation. Many brave American men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend freedom's blessings, and no one feels their loss more deeply than their mothers. On Gold Star Mother's Day, we remember these mothers who have suffered the loss of a son or daughter through service to our country. We honor their courage and perseverance and the memory of their children.

Across our Nation, these compassionate and generous women are volunteering to serve veterans, helping families of service members, supporting educational programs that promote patriotism and citizenship, and turning their grief into action. They inspire all Americans with their compassion and service. On this day, people across America join together to honor our Gold Star mothers and send our gratitude, prayers, and best wishes to them and to their families.

The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as "Gold Star Mother's Day," and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 26, 2004, as Gold Star Mother's Day. I call upon all Government officials to display the flag of the United States over Government buildings on this solemn day. I also encourage the American people to display the flag and hold appropriate meetings in their homes, places of worship, or other suitable places as a public expression of the sympathy and respect that our Nation holds for our Gold Star Mothers.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.


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Add Comment
ellen Hoaas from Oklahoma, US
20:02 11/18/2009
I am the newly elected Blue to Gold Liasion for the state of oklahoma. we are trying to compile a list of Gold Star mothers from oklahoma to do an memorial in the summer of 2010 and I was wondering if you could help me obtain a list! Please! Thank you and God Bless. Ellen Hoaas
nata from Colombia
18:31 08/20/2009
muy bonita pagina!!! los felicito!!!
vania from Illinois, US
13:10 05/01/2009
katie from Georgia, US
14:51 04/28/2009
we love our moms in the wold
18:37 05/08/2008
i think that this is wonderful. its a beautiful story of how it came around. mothers deserve a day for all they have done. n those who have kept their head up while their babies where fighting in the war. no matter how much kids dont want to admit it at times, they apprecciate everything their moms do for them.
tia chiz
15:40 05/06/2008
how can you be a good mother?

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