Gold Star Mothers turn to each other for solace and healing

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Gold Star Mothers turn to each other for solace and healing

Post by submarinepainter on Sun May 24, 2009 11:04 am

It's hard to accuse Bethel Shields of overselling her organization.

"It certainly isn't something you want to belong to," Shields said, "but it's nice to have it there."

When one realizes Shields is talking about being a Gold Star Mother whose child has died while in the military it's a little easier to understand the seeming contradiction.

Unfortunately, Shields said, many people see the group as a relic of the past.

During World War II, most families who lost a child in the war displayed a Gold Star flag in front windows, highlighting the sacrifice made. But during the war in Vietnam, families became more reticent, given the country's conflicting feelings about both the war and the military during a decade of cultural tumult.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=258094&ac=PHnws



God Bless the men and women who have died for this country, God Bless the Mothers who have lost Sons and Daughters, God Bless America.
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Re: Gold Star Mothers turn to each other for solace and healing

Post by Jasmine Grace on Sun May 24, 2009 11:37 am

Amen
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Post by Remo on Fri May 29, 2009 11:01 am

Maybe it's just us, but around here we have several Gold Star flags in windows.
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Post by libertarianandproud on Fri May 29, 2009 4:06 pm

Remo wrote:Maybe it's just us, but around here we have several Gold Star flags in windows.

here too. I believe Maine has sent a good amount to serve.
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Post by Obama Rulz on Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:24 am

These women should be embarrassed for sending their children off to die in George Bushe's personal war for oil.
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Post by libertarianandproud on Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:55 pm

Obama Rulz wrote:These women should be embarrassed for sending their children off to die in George Bushe's personal war for oil.

These men and women volunteer , they are adults, what these Mothers should ashamed of is their kids being in the dole for a 3 rd or 4th generation.
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