Gold Star Acknowledgements

A Gold Star service flag may be displayed by family members of those that had been serving in the United States Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States are engaged and their son or daughter has died during their service. The flag is officially defined as a white field with a red border, a gold star (with a blue edge) represents a family member that died during service, regardless of cause of death. The deceased might have been killed in action, or died due to unrelated causes.

Based on the star symbols used on the service flag, the term  "Gold Star" has come to refer to the loss of a family member in military service. For example, the mother of a person who died in service is referred to as a "Gold Star mother",  The last Sunday in September is observed as Gold Star Mother's Day. 


These lovely trees are crafted and donated by someone who wants to stay Anomalous.  When we ask the individual about us posting them on our website he stated "I just want them to go to people that will appreciate them and know that a total stranger cares about them. I hope I told you that I would strongly prefer that my name is never used. This is not some type of publicity stunt nor to gain any recognition. My whole life I have tried to be totally invisible when it came to charities, benefits or just good deeds. Thank you," Anomalously yours as they say.

Mrs. Aletha Thomas

receiving her Gold Star Tree

WO1 David M. Thomas

Helicopter Pilot

9/25/62 - 4/9/86

Mrs. Aletha Thomas

receiving her Gift of $100.00

NROTC provides a

"Village of hope for a Gold Star Family"

Lt. Johnathan M. Whiteside
  Expeditionary Force Officer, USMC
    2/28/67 - 4/8/00

Mr. Garret Whiteside

Admiring His Gift of the Golden Star Tree