Brundidge proclaims ‘Gold Mother’s Day’

Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 21, 2012

Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage has designated the last Sunday in September as “Gold Star Mother’s Day” in Brundidge.

The mayor signed a proclamation Friday honoring the supreme sacrifice of mothers who have lost sons and daughters while serving their country during wartime.

The proclamation encourages the President of the United States to call upon government officials to display the United State’s flag on all government buildings and all people to display the nation’s flag in their homes, in churches or other suitable places on the last Sunday in September.

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“We felt like the mothers of those who have lost their lives in service to their country are not being recognized as they should be,” Ramage said. “We wanted the City of Brundidge to do its part in bringing attention to those who have made the supreme sacrifice here at home.”

Ramage said the display of flags on the last Sunday in September will express the love, sorrow and reverence of the people of the United States for the country’s Gold Star Mothers.

“No one on the home front can sacrifice more than a son or daughter in defense of freedom,” he said. “Mothers are the greatest source of America’s strength and inspiration.

The American mother is doing so much for the home and for the moral and spiritual uplift of the people of the United States and so much good for government and humanity. It is right that we should honor our mothers.”