WHITE PLAINS, NY --
WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 3:00 PM
WHAT: County Executive Astorino will join the Westchester County Office of Veteran Services this Sunday to honor the mothers of Westchester County who have lost a son or daughter in service to our Country.
American Gold Star Mothers was formed after World War I to provide support for mothers who lost sons or daughters in the war. Today, membership in Gold Star Mothers is open to any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service to the United States. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared Gold Star Mother’s Day to be observed on the last Sunday in September in 1936.
WHO: Robert P. Astorino, Westchester County Executive
Ronald Tocci, Director of Westchester County Office of Veterans Services
Dr. Angela Mendez, Singing the National Anthem
Vito Pinto, Chaplain, VFW Post 2285
WHERE: Kensico Dam, Fallen Heroes Memorial Walkway
1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
CONTACT: T.J. McCormack
(O): (914) 995-2907
(C): (914) 539-1456