Gold Star Family Day is September 24th.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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 24th, 2017.
Thank you for your continued support of Gold Star families. 

God Bless and Semper Fi!

Tracy Della Vecchia
Founder & Executive Director, 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.

Take 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 24, 2017.

Last year there were over 400 pledges taken. There were events held in 40 states with thousands of participants. So far this year we have had 408 people sign the pledge or hold an event. There will be 2,332 participants attending those events. Our goal is to reach 1,000 people sign the pledge, and to have events held in all 50 states.

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

After taking the Gold Star Luminary Initiative pledge, spread the support and share it on social media. Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, or some other platform, let your friends and family know that you've pledged your support for Gold Star families on Gold Star Family Day and encourage them to join you in honoring our fallen heroes.
Luminary Initiative in Social Media

Share your Luminary Initiative events with us through social media. The power of social media cannot be underestimated when it comes to a great cause, especially with our military families. Help us deliver this incredibly important message: Light a Luminary on Gold Star Family Day, the last Sunday in September each year. Together, we can create the highest response rate ever in support of our Gold Star Families on this historic day.  

The Luminary Initiative is an outreach program of, Inc.