Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Gold Star pins. These symbols of honor are officially known as the Gold Star Lapel Button and the Lapel Button for Next of Kin of Deceased Personnel. They are presented to the surviving families of our brave men and women in uniform who die while in service to our nation.
The families of service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice deserve our respect, gratitude and the very best support we can provide. It is our privilege to offer this site as a way to inform, educate and ultimately, to honor the memory of those who gave so much.
SYMBOLS OF HONOR
When you see someone wearing one of the Gold Star pins, know that he or she has lost a loved one who selflessly served our nation.
Please explore our site to learn more about what you can do to remember, respect and honor our fallen service members and their surviving families who wear the Gold Star pins.