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    Fort Stewart hosts Gold Star Mothers Day with dinner and Lights of Love

    An unfortunate club: Gold Star mothers and their Soldiers honored

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Sierra A. Melendez | A lantern is displayed on Cottrell Field, Fort Stewart, Georgia during a Lights of...... read more read more

    FORT STEWART, GA, UNITED STATES

    09.20.2018

    Story by Spc. Jason Greaves 

    50th Public Affairs Detachment

    FORT STEWART, Ga. – Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) is scheduled to host its annual Gold Star Mother’s day dinner and Lights of Love ceremony Sep. 29, 2018.

    The dinner will begin at 6 p.m., at Club Stewart, said Angela Murphey, SOS financial counselor. Following the dinner, families can head over to Cottrell field for the Lights of Love ceremony which begins at 7:30 p.m.

    The Gold Star Mother program began in 1928 to honor the mothers whose sons or daughters died in World War I. In 1942 membership was opened to mothers who lost their children during World War II and again after the Korean conflict.

    Both events are an opportunity for the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield community to honor surviving mothers and Families of fallen service members, said Murphy. All surviving Families are encouraged to attend.

    During the Lights of Love ceremony, Families and loved ones will gather to place decorated paper lanterns on the field in remembrance of the fallen Soldiers.

    “Anyone interested in honoring a fallen service member is invited to Cottrell Field to place a luminary bag in the light display,” said Murphy.

    To reserve a seat for the Gold Star Mother’s Day dinner, RSVP before Sep. 26 by contacting the SOS team at 912-435-9633.

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    Date Taken: 09.20.2018
    Date Posted: 09.20.2018 16:44
    Story ID: 293746
    Location: FORT STEWART, GA, US 

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