Gold Star Family Day is September 30th.
Saturday, February 3, 2018

On Gold Star Family Day, we come together to honor those who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. military by lighting a luminary on the last Sunday in September.
Throughout America's history, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, families have seen their loved ones heed the call of duty; and with that duty comes the ultimate burden that these families must bear. Lighting a luminary on Gold Star Family Day lets them know they don't stand alone. Mark your calendars for the next Gold Star Family Day, September 30th, 2018.
Thank you for your continued support of Gold Star families. 


God Bless and Semper Fi!

Sincerely,
Tracy Della Vecchia
Founder & Executive Director
MarineParents.com, Inc.
Mission & History

The mission of the Gold Star Luminary Initiative is to promote awareness of Gold Star Family Day and urge organizations and individuals in communities throughout the United States to light luminaries at dusk on the last Sunday of each September in honor of our fallen heroes.

Since 2007, the Luminary Initiative has taken hold with individuals, groups and organizations lighting luminaries to honor Gold Star Family members around the United States; whether a few luminaries on a front lawn or hundreds in a community event, the impact is the same: the country shares your loss on this day and we want to keep their memories alive.


Sign the Pledge

Show your support and take the pledge. Complete our online form TODAY, then mark your calendar for the last Sunday in September every year to light a luminary for Gold Star families, beginning on September 30, 2018.

Last year there were 1,017 pledges taken, and there were 4,690 participants who lit luminaries on Gold Star Family Day.

We urge everyone to spread the word of the Luminary Initiative in order to maximize the support for Gold Star Family Day.
Join the Luminary Initiative Facebook Group

We are proud to announce that we have a  Gold Star Luminary Initiative Facebook group  for those of you who are planning your own Luminary Initiative event. This group will allow Luminary Initiative supporters across the country to connect and share with one another and discuss luminary event ideas.
Request Literature

Visit the  Luminary Initiative Store  to order Luminary Initiative rack cards. These rack cards are printed on cardstock in full color with a glossy finish. They fit well in a standard display or rack card display and do not ask for donations. They are solely for YOU to use to raise awareness of the Gold Star Luminary Initiative and get your community organizations involved.


The Luminary Initiative is an outreach program of MarineParents.com, Inc.