"Since our Nation's founding, in peace and in war, the values that define our brave men and women in uniform have remained constant: honor, courage, and selflessness. From the deafening sounds of combat to the silence of the sacred hills at Arlington, we remember the countless sacrifices our service members make to preserve the freedoms we too often take for granted. No one understands the true price of these freedoms like our Gold Star families, whose humility, even in times of grief, represents the best of our country. Today, we recognize their sacrifices by listening to their stories, sharing in their pain and pride, and pledging to do all we can to honor them and the loved ones they hold close in their hearts."
Take time to recognize our Gold Star families, and remember their selfless sacrifices. We will never forget the fallen and their families. Thank you all for your courageous service.https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/23/presidential-proclamation-gold-star-mothers-and-familys-day-2016