Today is National Gold Star Mothers Day, and the Military Moms honored Lake Havasu City’s Gold Star Mothers with our annual GSM Day ceremony in Wheeler Park. Present were Lori Deysie, whose son Tyler was KIA May 9, 2008 in Paktia Province, Afghanistan; Janet Mahan, whose son-in-law Eric Hammar was KIA July 14, 2012 in Khost province, Afghanistan; and Debbie Tinnell, whose son Patrick was KIA April 19, 2006 in Siniyah, Iraq. Gold Star Mother Mona Hester was unable to attend.
The Marine Corps League Honor Guard posted the Colors. Also attending were our local American Legion, VFW, DAV, Young Marines, and Civil Air Patrol. Mayor Mark Nexsen read a proclamation, speakers were our State Senator Kelli Ward, Representative Sonny Borrelli, and Tim McCoy, Commandant of the Marine Corps League.
God Bless all Gold Star Mothers for their sacrifice of giving their sons and daughters up for our country.
See photos of the ceremony in Photo Gallery 2 on this website.