From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 10264—Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2021;
“Our Nation is forever indebted to those who gave their last full measure of devotion to defend our peace and security. We are devastated by their loss and inspired by their sacrifice. When we remember these fallen service members, we must also honor the people who mourn their losses. We remember them every day, and on this day, we pay special tribute to their surviving families.”
From American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., Who We Are, Our History, Organization:
“On June 12th, 1984 the Ninety-Eighth Congress of the United States granted the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. a charter. Sec. 3 lists the objects and purposes for which the corporation is organized, shall be those provided in its articles of incorporation, and shall include a continuing commitment, on a national basis.
This timeless infographic compiles statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Defense to honor our men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The Department of Defense, Defense Manpower Data Center provides statistics on the number of people who served and died in each of our nation’s wars.
Note: The infographic above is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image for the full page and the second page “Wartime Veterans in 2019.”
From Census.gov > Topics > Population > Veterans:
From the Library > America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers:
From the Newsroom: