What is a Gold Star Family?

Being a Gold Star family (or, more correctly, a Gold Star American Family) is a somewhat dubious honor. No one really wants to be a Gold Star Family member - but when you’re part of a Blue Star Family (an honor we should all be proud of), the chance is always there.
What is a Blue Star Family?
Service members don’t really serve alone.

In 2015, it was reported that a total of 1,728,710 family members served alongside an Active Duty service member they were related to. Of that number, 641,639 were spouses - and 1,076 . . .

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