Gold Star Mothers honored during Redstone luncheon | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- A special salute was given Friday for those killed while serving for the United States Armed Forces.
A group of military mothers shared emotions and memories at Redstone Arsenal during a luncheon held in their honor. It was a moment one North Alabama mother has waited decades for.
The Gold Star Mothers Club is as tight a group as you will find. The one and only way to be a member is to have a son or daughter killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
"I knew Steven had passed away and I never can get over it. I try but I can't," said Joy Sears.
The decades of emotions and tears still haunt her. Joy's son, Steven, was killed while fighting in Vietnam in 1967. The family used to live in Iowa but moved years ago to Albertville. Friday was the first time Sears participated in a Gold Star Mothers Club event.
"They've had the same feelings that I did, the same news, and everything like that," said Sears. "We are so honored that we can finally talk about it to other people that have had the same experience as us."
The Gold Star Mothers Club started just after World War II and the day is traditionally held on the last Sunday of September.
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