August 28, 2020
Dear poolee, recruit, Marine, and Veteran family members,

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.

Even though large Luminary events won't likely be possible this year, it is still possible to show your support for Gold Star Families. Even lighting one Luminary on your front porch will show that their loved ones sacrifice has not been forgotten.

We would like to ask each of you to reach out to your State Capitol to get permission for you or just a handful of people in your small circle to light luminary bags at your State Capitol Building on the evening of Gold Star Family Day, September 27, 2020. Then send us your photos so we can share them with our Gold Star family members.

You can learn more about how you can reach out to your State Capitol in the article below.


God Bless and Semper Fi,

Tracy Della Vecchia
Founder and Executive Director
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Involve Your State Capitol

Visit https://www.usa.gov/state-governor to learn how to request a proclamation for Gold Star Family Day on September 27, 2020 from your State's governor. Use the drop down menu below to get suggested text for the proclamation. Typically, a...

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Honor Gold Star Families, Take the Pledge, Light a Luminary

Honor our fallen heroes and show your support to Gold Star Family members nation-wide. TAKE THE PLEDGE online TODAY! Mark your calendar for the last Sunday in September every year to light a luminary on Gold Star Family Day starting September 27.

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Our goal is to surpass the number of pledges and participants from the 2019 Luminary Initiative. In 2019, 394 people signed the pledge and 2,628 people participated. We have already surpassed last year's number of participants. Currently, 247 people have signed the pledge and there are 3,771 participants! We encourage those who haven't already, to sign the pledge and share this message with their friends and family.
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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...

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