About Gold Star Veterans Families
Our country recognizes the sacrifice that all Gold Star Family members make when a father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, or other loved one dies in service to the nation. The strength of our nation is our Armed Forces. The strength of our Armed Forces is the men and women who serve. The strength of our Armed Forces is our families. Our Country recognizes that no one has given more for the nation than the families of our Fallen Heroes.
Gold Star Families At Captain Joseph House
Captain Joseph House, “Home Away from Home”, will serve the immediate family members of the Fallen. Captain Joseph House (CJH) provides a unique service, extending the continuum of care during an expense paid 5-night, 6-day respite/retreat in the scenic Pacific Northwest for military families who have lost a loved one. The House offers families a private, comfortable haven to heal, make new memories and rebuild family traditions without their loved one.
The Fallen will have served and died while in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States of America or died as a direct result of injuries sustained during this same combat service, having occurred on or after September 11, 2001, the Global War on Terrorism.
Gold Star Families served by CJHF are surviving spouses, parents and immediate family members.
The Gold Star Service Flag is displayed in memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our Nation. This flag is a white rectangular field bordered in red, with a gold star superimposed over a larger blue star so that the blue forms a border.
Behind the pin and flag lie stories of Fallen Soldiers and their Gold Star Families, the Survivors. Take time to recognize, respect and honor all surviving Family members.
In 1967, an Act of Congress established the Gold Star Lapel Pin for issue to immediate Family members of service members killed in combat.
Gold Star Lapel Pins are presented to and worn by surviving spouses, parents and immediate family members of Armed Forces members killed in combat operations. The Gold Star pin is a gold star on a purple circular background.