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Gold Star Mothers' Day celebrated locally

Gold Star Mothers’ Day takes place on the last Sunday in September.

Posted: Sep 29, 2019 10:07 PM

WHITESBORO, NY – Gold Star Mothers’ Day was celebrated by local Gold Star families Sunday.

The Vietnam Veterans of America Utica Chapter 944 hosted a wreath-laying ceremony at the Gold Star Mothers’ monument at the Captain George A. Wood Postal Facility in Utica.

Following the wreath-laying ceremony there was a dinner at Harts Hill Inn in Whitesboro.

Thomas Buono, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 944 president, says Gold Star families should always be remembered.

“They sacrificed so much. When a soldier dies it breaks a family. We just want to make sure they’re honored for the sacrifice that they did give.”

Gold Star Mothers’ Day takes place on the last Sunday in September.

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