Sunday, 27 September – 11:00 am – Gold Star Mother’s Day Ceremony – The Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. and American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. will honor fallen heroes and their families at the Gold Star Mother’s Day ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. The public event will take place at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 SFC Paul Ray Smith Memorial Highway (US Highway 301 N.) in Tampa. The Gold Star Mothers assist families who have lost children in the line of duty during service with the United States Armed Forces. They provide emotional support to members, volunteer with Veterans and Veterans’ hospitals, and foster patriotism and respect for service members. Speakers for the ceremony include Dr. Sheryl Anthos, President of Tampa Bay Blue Star Mothers, and Kelly Kowell, Gold Star Mothers president and founder of My Warriors Place. The traditional Navy Two Bell ceremony to honor the fallen will be performed, followed by the playing of Taps, and a rifle salute by the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League. For more information about Veterans Memorial Park and Museum, call (813) 744-5502 or Hillsborough County Department of Veterans Services at (813) 246-3170.
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