To honor the Mothers whose sons and daughters gave their life in the service of our country. This monument is sponsored by the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation. For all mothers who know the grief of losing a child in the service of our country, to promote a bond of kinship, and to engage in support for servicemen, the Veterans community, and others who memorialized our nation's defenders.

Veterans Organizations

By supporting the Gold Star Mothers Family Monument, you support the families of fallen comrades - gone, but not forgotten. By financially supporting this Monument, you can still show your love for them and Gold Star Mothers across this Nation.


by Andrew L. Chernak, Sculptor / Designer

The loss of a child in any circumstance is a grievous blow to a family, but, uniquely so to the mother who bore that child. One group of Mothers that especially stands apart from the norm are the Gold Star Mothers of America's fallen heroes. They are patriotic, loyal, and sympathetic. They understand our nation's freedom is not to be taken for granted. The grief and loss these women have endured never leaves them, yet the Mothers rise above their pain in tribute to life going on. The Mothers have collectively served millions of hours in volunteer work, personal service in our nation's Veterans hospitals, and to the Veteran and his family in their community. In serving this way, the Mothers have turned their grief into a positive force. If you want to know quiet greatness, spend a little time in the presence of a Gold Star Mother.


Sponsors Needed

This is a VIP request to gain sponsors for a Bill in the House. There is also one in the Senate (S.1673).

Congressman Kim (D-NJ) and Congressman Ratcliffe (R-TX) Introduce Bill to Honor Gold Star Families WASHINGTON, DC – May 17, 2019: Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) and Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04) introduced H.R. 2819, the Gold Star Families National Monument Extension Act of 2019, which extends the authorization for the establishment of a monument in honor of Gold Star families. The extended authorization will allow more time for the families to ensure the monument's construction and completion.

"Service doesn't stop at those who wear the uniform, it extends to our military families," said Congressman Kim. "We must never forget to honor the sacrifice of family members who have lost a loved one in defense of our nation. I'm proud to stand with Congressman Ratcliffe in this bipartisan effort to ensure that our Gold Star Families are recognized for all they've given our country."

"As a grateful nation, we must make it a constant priority to commemorate those who've made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our freedom, and this should include honoring the families who've lost loved ones in the line of duty," said Congressman Ratcliffe. "I'm glad for the opportunity to introduce bipartisan legislation with Congressman Kim that will recognize Gold Star families, as we seek to express our country's immense gratitude through a National Monument in Washington D.C."

For over a century, the Gold Star tradition has reminded our nation of the sacrifices made by servicemembers and their families. The tradition goes back to World War I, where flags were displayed bearing a Blue Star representing a family member serving abroad, and a Gold Star for a family member who had been lost in combat.

The monument will be entirely sponsored by the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation and will be built at no cost to the taxpayer. Once completed, it will be located in Washington, D.C.