NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON – The US. Armed Forces Legacy Memorial in Tonasket will be featuring the Blue Star Mothers this month.
The Blue Star Banner was raised over the memorial Sept. 30 on National Gold Star Mothers Day as blue star mothers in the area trimmed the plaques of those Killed in Action (KIA) and Missing in Action (MIA) with a gold star.
A Blue Star Mother becomes a Gold Star Mother if her child is killed while serving. The placing of
the gold stars is meant to honor the mother who lost that son or daughter.
As you drive by the memorial on Highway 97 south of Tonasket and see the yellow stars standing
out against the black granite, please say a prayer for each one our community has sent and lost to war and remember the mother and family that contributed dearly towards our freedom.
“…because every soldier has a mother.”