American Gold Star Mothers lay wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns, Gold Star Mothers Sunday, 09/26/05 Soldiers looking at Vietnam Wall Memorial Francis Turley at a funeral for a forgotten veteran. One of the many markers at Arlington Cemetery remembered by a mother Perpetuating the noble principles for which they fought and died.

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Army honors Gold Star Mothers at Pentagon.

Banquet Photos. Guests, awards, auction items.

Activities at the Vietnam Wall, Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Remarks by AGSM President Ruth Stonesifer.

Remarks by Veterans Administration Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.



Gold Star moms, dads, brothers, daughters and others lay a wreath at the Vietnam Wall to remember those of an earlier conflict.

In the spirit of the Wall, mothers and others display a scroll of all those lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ruth Stonesifer, of AGSM, lays a wreath in section 60, Arlington National Cemetery.

Moms pay respects to those lost.

A reminder of why we gather each year on the last Sunday in September.
Ross McGinnnis, Medal of Honor recipient, center foreground.

Color guard prepares to open the ceremonies.

Camrin Stonesifer reads the Presidential Proclamation for Gold Star Mothers Sunday, 2009.

Mimi Bessette performs "In the Garden".

Ruth Stonesifer, President AGSM, delivers remarks.

Keynote speaker Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki delivers his address.

Secretary Shinseki greets Terry Davis after quoting her letter to her son in his address.

Andrew Chernak greets Secretary Shinseki.

From right to left, Secretary Shinseki, AGSM President Ruth Stonesifer, Ric Stonesifer, Ruth's son and Terry Westlake lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Learn more about the Tomb of the Unknows.

The colors are retired by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard.

The Tomb guard resumes his patrol.... be relieved every hour; 24 hours a day 365 days a year by members of the 3rd United States Infantry.

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