GOLD STAR SPOUSES DAY
Reported By SPC C.Moalli
Every April 5th, we celebrate the Gold Star Spouses Day to honor the surviving loved ones of all military members that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States while on duty. A US Senate resolution established the annual event in 2010. The first iteration of the GSS Day was celebrated on December 18th of that same year. In 2012, the current date of April 5th was officialized.
Initially, the date was called Gold Star Wives Day, but after 2012 the Senate changed it to Gold Star Spouses Day to be more inclusive, although both names are interchangeably used. The group's initial meetings started shortly before World War II ended, and had the participation of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, one of Gold Star Spouses early organizers and founding members. Currently, Nancy Menagh, widow of Captain Philip S. Menagh from the USMC who was killed in a training accident, is the non-profit organization president and is on her second term.
In honor and memory of all fallen heroes of the US Armed Forces, Hooah!