The Putnam County Joint Veterans Council and others have gathered to honor Gold Star Mothers.
Gold Star Mothers was loosely organized in 1925 by a Washington, D.C. woman who lost her son during World War I. She named the organization for the Gold Star that families of deceased veterans hung in their windows. Today, there are approximately 1,000 Gold Star Mothers across the nation.
Gold Star Mothers' Day was held in Kent, New York last Sunday and featured members from West Point.
County Executive MaryEllen Odell says these women reach out to others who've lost a child while in service to their country and dedicated their lives to visiting and caring for all veterans.