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Off The Base

For the 77th time, the country honored the mothers who have lost sons and daughters to war while serving in the U.S. military.

The Congress created “Gold Star Mother’s Day” in 1936.

President Barack Obama proclaimed today, Sept. 29, 2013, Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day in honor of families of our nation’s fallen service members.

His proclamation:

“In our city centers and our bustling parks, monuments stand dedicated to visionary leaders and singular moments in the life of our Republic. But in empty seats at family dinners and folded flags above the mantle, we find the constant thread of our Nation’s character — the truth that America endures because it is home to an unbroken line of patriots willing to lay down their lives for the land they love. As we honor the men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion, we hold close the families…

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