Gold Star Spouses Day

April 5th is Gold Star Spouses Day

Every year, April 5th is Gold Star Spouses Day. Take a moment to show your support and show Gold Star Spouses that we remember their sacrifice.

Gold Star Spouses Day

In 2017, the United States Senate designated April 5th as Gold Star Spouses Day, to allow Americans to pay respect to the spouses of fallen servicemembers.

The bill encourages the people of the United States to observe Gold Star Wives (Spouses) Day to promote awareness of:

  • The contributions and dedication of the members of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., a non-profit, to the members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • The important role that Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. plays in the lives of the spouses and families of the fallen members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States

The Gold Star Wives of America is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that provides assistance and friendship to those who have lost their spouse to a military-related cause of death.

To learn more, visit the Gold Star Wives of America website.

Get Involved: Honor their Sacrifice

If you would like to show your support for Gold Star Spouses and Families, consider participating in our outreach program, The Luminary Initiative. Our mission is to promote awareness of Gold Star Family Day and urge organizations and individuals in communities throughout the United States to light luminaries at dusk on the last Sunday of each September in honor of our fallen heroes.

We ask that you sign the pledge, so we can show Gold Star families how many people will be remembering them and supporting them on Gold Star Family Day. Click here to sign the pledge.

To order luminary bags or to learn more about this outreach program, visit

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