WHEREAS, the term "Gold Star" began during World War I when American families displayed flags in homes, businesses, schools and churches with a gold star for each loved one lost in military service; and
WHEREAS, today, the nation recognizes the sacrifice that all Gold Star Families make when a father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, or other loved one dies in active service to the nation; and
WHEREAS, we have an obligation to acknowledge the loss of our service men and women and ensure their families are not forgotten; and
WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to our military families, and has passed legislation in order to ensure we always take care of the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice; and
WHEREAS, during the month of May, we honor those who lost a family member while in active service in the United States Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, we remember our commitment to Gold Star Families, who carry on with pride and courage despite their tragic loss;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 17th day of April.