September 24, 2019
There is power in social media numbers. For the evening of September 29, 2019, please change your profile image to the luminary initiative to show your support of Gold Star Family members.

Use our tool to add your first name and state to the image, then right-click to "save as" and upload to your social media profile settings.

God Bless and Semper Fi!
Luminary Initiative
Thousands of luminaries have been lit on the last Sunday in September for over a decade. In 2007, the founder and staff at Marine Parents understood that although there has been a presidential proclamation since 1936 to honor Gold Star Mothers, there was no nationwide call for action to show support and remembrance of the sons and daughters of Gold Star Mothers. It was decided that we would ask folks to light luminaries in one of our newsletters that went out to 50,000 Marine Parents and family members. The response and feedback was tremendous.

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
It’s not too late to sign the pledge for the Luminary Initiative. Complete our online form TODAY! We will not publish your last name or contact information; only your city, state, and commitment to light a luminary. Show your support for Gold Star Families by taking the pledge to light a luminary on Gold Star Family Day, Sunday, September 29.
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