There was a tradition started during World War Two. Most young men volunteered for wartime service overseas and their families of would place a Blue Star Pennant in the window of their house. The Blue Star Families or Parents would demonstrate their family's service through the Blue Star Pennants. Should the family member be killed in combat they transition to becoming a Gold Star Family or Parents. The number one concern for a family who lost a service member in combat is that their country (all of you) not forget who their son or daughter was as a person.
THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON WHY Brien McMahon HS NAVY JROTC CONTINUES TO PRESENT THIS MEMORIAL DAY MODULE IS TO ENSURE OUR FALLEN ARE NOT FORGOTTEN BY THEIR FELLOW AMERICANS INCLUDING OUR CLASSMATES.
Class Task One: Watch a recent 60 Minutes show (13 minutes) about Gold Star Parents . (Click on the Link)
Class Task Two: On May 3 & 4th (Tuesday and Wednesday), you will watch the movie Taking Chance which is based on a true story of the sacrifice make by a young Marine (Chance Phillips) and his journey back to his family and comrades until his military burial.
"And I am proud to be an American, where at least I know I am free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me."
Songwriter Lee Greenwood