Gold Star Spouse Day

America will pay respect April 5 to the spouses and families of fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Gold Star Wives Day was first celebrated Dec. 18, 2010, through a Senate resolution with support from the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., a nonprofit organization of about 10,000 members that provides services and support to the spouses of fallen service members.

"The importance of Gold Star Spouses' Day is that it brings acknowledgment to and honors the many sacrifices of the Fallen and their surviving wives and husbands." ~ Donna Engeman