Honor Families of Our Fallen Heroes:

The Gold Star Luminary Initiative Presents Gold Star Family Luminary Night

For nearly a decade, thousands of luminaries have been lit on the last Sunday in September. In 2007, the founder and staff at Marine Parents realized 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. As such, it was decided that we would ask people to light luminaries on the last Sunday in September in honor of Gold Star families. The response and feedback was tremendous.

In the 13 years since the first Luminary Initiative lightings in 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 profound: the country shares in their loss on this day as we strive to keep the memories of their loved ones alive.

This year, we invite you to join Gold Star Families and supporters on Sunday, September 27 to observe Gold Star Family Day with a ceremony at Carmel War Memorial, located at 768 3rd Ave. SW in Carmel, IN at 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

We will place 100 luminaries and 50 flags at the memorial and "Taps" will be played at dusk. Information will be available to all along with luminary bags to take home.

Please help spread the word and light a luminary in honor of Gold Star families on the last Sunday in September.

For further information, visit www.luminaryinitiative.com or contact:
Jamie Ginder