Gold Star Mothers honored in the Mohawk Valley

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - We all know Mother's Day is celebrated in May, but this SUnday is set aside every year for Gold Star Mothers.

Gold Star Mothers are moms who have lost a son or a daughter in war.

A wreath laying ceremony was held Sunday at the Pitcher Street Post Office in Utica.

Afterward, the 11 moms being honored gathered for a dinner at Hart's Hill Inn in Whitesboro.

President Thomas Buono of the VVA Chapter 944 said, "We want to make sure everyone remembers the sacrifices that their sons have given so that we enjoy the freedoms that we have today in this country."

The Gold Star Mothers were invited to speak at the dinner.

Members of the Rome High School Choir performed a special version of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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