Four Stars Military Family is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, support and volunteer organization here to share feelings, experiences and stories of our loved ones. We are dependent on volunteers and donations to prepare and ship care packages to our troops deployed overseas.
Care package shipping cost alone, via US Mail, are $13.00 to $20.00 each. The contents of each package are items donated by the public, retail stores, other non-profit groups and purchased with donations by our hard working volunteers. Efforts to seek donations of money and items is an ongoing task, and like our troop's service, it's never ending. We ship a hundred +/- packages every month, but in consideration of the 450,000 troops deployed overseas, we seek to expand donations and volunteers.
A Gold Star represents a service member that has been killed in the line of duty. The last Sunday in September is observed as Gold Star Mother's Day and Families Day. First observed in 1936 and later authorized by Congress in 1947, Gold Star lapel pins are distributed by the government to Gold Star families.
This star designation is reserved for those who have been wounded or have contracted a serious illness or injury in a war zone. The silver star flag may be flown by anyone as a symbol of remembrance and honor during war or peace time. Every May 1st, Americans honor the sacrifices of the combat wounded, ill and dying service members on Silver Star Banner Day.
An official star authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the armed forces during any period of war or hostilities in the US are recognized every February 1st as Blue Star Family Day.
The White Star is to remember the service and sacrifice of the "22" who lost their battle to suicide and will honor and support the families of those fallen service members - A service member takes his/her life every 22 minutes.
P.O.W. - MIA:
The top of our star is to honor those members who never returned, "You are not forgotten".