Honoring Gold Star Mothers in New Hampshire

Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

Do you know who the Gold Star Mothers are?  Up until today, I had not heard of them.  I've been very blessed in life, not to be in their position. 

Gold Star Mothers are women whose sons and daughters died while serving in the armed forces.  These are mothers who have paid the ultimate price...mothers whose children made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

gold star mothers memorial statue


Today, May 1, 2011, in Manchester, NH, the Gold Star Mothers Memorial Statue was dedicated to these women. 

Mayor Ted Gatsas declared May 1 to be Gold Star Mothers day in Manchester.

Governor John Lynch declared May 1 to be Gold Star Mothers Day in New Hampshire.

I think EVERY DAY should be Gold Star Mothers Day in all our hearts.

 Throughout the presentation today speakers asked that we spread the word and let others know about the Gold Star Mothers Memorial.  They can use all the support they can get. 


If you would like more information:

www.goldstarmothersmemorial.org or call 603.714.1091

Gold Star Mothers Memorial Dedication

So, how did I come to be at this ceremony today?

That's a whole other post, and I'll save that for tomorrow...



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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Sharon, We should honor the living as well as those who die. And no greater loss is that of a child!

May 01, 2011 01:33 PM #1
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

I will do my best to pass the word on.  This is something more should know about.

May 01, 2011 01:49 PM #2
Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411


Gold Star Mothers have earned that memorial with the greatest sacrifice imaginable.  The pain from their loss can never be undone.

May 01, 2011 02:00 PM #3
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Sharon, I wasn't aware of the Gold Star Mothers.  I would love to see a memorial in our local park. 

May 01, 2011 02:55 PM #4
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

I can't agree more with you, Sharon. They are in our hearts. I can't even imaging how much pain it is to loose the child, even for the country....

May 01, 2011 03:03 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- I was not aware of this group but with Mother's Day around the corner this is a good time to call attention to the mothers who, in their own way, have served.

May 01, 2011 03:27 PM #6
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Hi Sharon--I have been MIA for the past week.  I LOVE your new blog look. Very pretty and very appropriate for a stager!  Really nice localism post too.  The families of our service people truly sacrifice.  It is wonderful that they are starting to get the thanks and recognition they deserve!

May 01, 2011 04:32 PM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thanks for letting us know about this, I had no idea what a gold star mother was.  A

May 01, 2011 07:00 PM #8
Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Sharon, Now here is a group wirth comemerating. In so many ways this is a sacrifice bigger than any other. Find the cost of freedom buried in the ground.

May 02, 2011 12:27 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Ellen:  The ones left behind are in so much pain.  I can't imagine any greater pain than losing a child.

Laura:  Thank you.  That's what I'm trying to do too.

Lloyd:  Well said!

Chris:  I am so glad I attended, it was quite the emotional experience.  It would be wonderful if there were more of these memorials.

Anna:  You have first hand experience with being away from your child and how painful that was, but to lose them forever...how do they survivie it?

May 02, 2011 01:33 AM #10
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy:  And now to hear that Osama Bin Laden is dead...on the day celebrating the mothers of those who serve to protect us from such monsters...how appropriate!  A Gold Star Mother's Day gift!


May 02, 2011 01:34 AM #11
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Pat:  Thank you!  It was time for a fresh look!  I recently updated my website and I wanted to be consistent with the branding.  I agree, our service families deserve all the recognition we can give them!

Alexandra:  I didn't know about the group either.  I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to spread the word about them.

Peter:  Wow!  "Cost of freedom buried in the ground."  That gives me chills.

May 02, 2011 01:44 AM #12
John McCarthy
Bean Group Portsmouth NH - North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Good Morning Sharon,

Missed this one altogether. I'll bet the ceremony was quite moving. I had not heard of Gold Star Mothers so I thank you for highlighting this.

May 02, 2011 03:44 AM #13
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

How perfect that yes, they get Osama Bin Laden the same day! God bless our amazing troops and their families. 

May 02, 2011 03:49 AM #14
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Sharon, unfortunately we also have a similar group of Mothers in Canada. These Mothers should be honored. It's not a 'club' anyone would ever wish to join.

May 02, 2011 04:00 AM #15
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

John:  Even though I had not heard of them, I'm really surprised how many others are hearing of them for the first time.  I guess that goes to show why the speakers yesterday asked that we inform others.  They deserve to be recognized.

Shar:  It just gives me chills to think about it.  I can only imagine the feelings stirred in the hearts of these women hearing this news.

Janice:  Not a club you would wish to join, but surely a club you are grateful for if this horrible loss happens to you.

May 02, 2011 04:33 AM #16
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