Today is Gold Star Mother’s Day.  It is a day set aside to honor mothers who have lost a son or daughter while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.

We are proud to stand tall for those who serve our great Nation today and are humbled by those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

I’ve met several Gold Star Mothers and every one of them has a strength and demeanor I wish I could have.  Those I know have holes in their soul for the loss of their child, but will proudly tell stories of their son or daughter with a smile that beams unlike any other smile you have ever seen.

We pray for strength, guidance and wisdom as these families continue on their journey.  Our thoughts are always with them and our thanks can never be fully expressed.