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PRIME Insurance Commemorates Gold Star Mothers Day

Sunday marks Gold Star Mothers Day as well as Parents of Fallen Military Sons and Daughters Day in the state of NJ. It is a day to pay homage to all parents of the brave soldiers who paid the ultimate price in defending our country in times of conflict.

By displaying the American flag and congregating together to show both grief and gratitude to all parents of service men and women who were killed in the line of duty, citizens demonstrate oneness with affected families.

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The name, Gold Star Mothers, is taken from service family tradition to place a military flag adjacent to the front-facing window. Highlighting a star for every serving member of the family, the flag depicted those living with blue stars and those who had been slain in the line of duty with golden stars.


Timeline of Gold Star Mothers Day

  • 1918: President Woodrow Wilson approves black arm band decorated by a golden star to be worn by next of kin to those who had been killed while on military duty.


  • 1929: 'American Gold Stars' is officially incorporated by the US Congress, beginning with twenty-five mothers residing in Washington, DC and surrounding areas. The organization soon grows to consist of affiliations throughout the country.


  • June 23, 1936: Congress initiates a joint resolution designating Gold Star Mother’s Day on the final Sunday in September of every year as a proclaimed holiday by the president. It is not a public holiday in as much as public life is not affected by its observance.


  • Currently: The gold star is the symbol of honor for a fallen US service family member that may be displayed on a military flag or on a decorative pin that is worn by moms and others that have been presented with it by the United States Department of Defense.


A family-run insurance agency built on three generations of tradition, PRIME Insurance takes an active role in community affairs. We are grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, as well. Honoring those families among us who sacrificed on the nation’s behalf is part of our way of life and the creed we run our insurance business by. On this Sunday 27th, 2015, PRIME Insurance joins Americans everywhere as they revere and commemorate the ultimate sacrifice of fallen loved ones in the military.  

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Prime Insurance Agency commemorates fallen US soldiers with this article about the Gold Star and Gold Star Mothers Day - the day of sad recollection of the ultimate sacrifice of those young men and women who gave their lives in defense of the country; the day to honor mothers, fathers and family members as they reflect on their fallen loved ones.


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