A Gold Star Mother remembers service, sacrifice of her son and others
After Paula Davis lost her only son, Private First Class Justin R. Davis, she became a part of a community of grieving families who make the pilgrimage to Section 60 every week. Together, they heal by listening to and comforting one another and facing the reality of living with the loss of their beloved children.
As a part of her healing journey, Paula became a member of Maryland Gold Star Mothers, a chapter of American Gold Star Mothers founded in 1928. By serving Veterans and healing together, these parents honor the memory of sons and daughters lost while in active duty military service.
The National Memorial Day Concert honors the devoted community of parents who lost a child in Iraq and Afghanistan through the story of Paula Davis.
For over a quarter century, PBS has inspired viewers with the annual broadcast of the multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT (#MemDayPBS), dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the night of remembrance will honor the over 400,000 valiant men and women who are laid to rest in the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery; and chronicle the experiences of the millions of American Veterans who still suffer from the seen and unseen wounds of war. The 27th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBS Sunday, May 29, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.
About the author: This article and video were submitted to Vantage Point by the National Memorial Day Concert organizers.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Franklin Douglas “Doug” Miller, a Green Beret in the Vietnam War who was awarded a Medal of Honor, a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, six Purple Hearts and an Air Medal for his service.
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