Plan an Event

Who is Going to be Involved?

You can choose to participate in the Gold Star Luminary Initiative as an individual, you can invite friends, neighbors, and coworkers to be involved, or you can host an event on a community-wide scale. Church groups, book clubs, and student clubs are great ways to spread the word about your event.

How do I Raise Awareness of Gold Star Family Day?

  • We have a downloadable flyer to help spread the word to local businesses, organizations, churches, and clubs. Contact your local government or chamber of commerce, as they can be a great tool to help spread awareness to the community.

  • Spread the word to others. Whether it's family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers, you can explain the significance and history of Gold Star Family Day. You can also ask people to hand out luminary bags to their friends and neighbors with a little note inside to explain the day's significance.

  • Don't forget about the power of social media. Create a hashtag on Twitter or a shareable post on Facebook to help gather support. Pin a photo of one of your beautiful luminary bags or join one of our Official MarineParents.com Facebook groups to spread the word about your event. Social media is a wonderful tool for promoting such events and initiatives.

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