The ladies of the Auxiliary have established a Gold Star Club. This club is for the wives, mothers, or sisters of someone that has been killed in combat. When any member of the military is sent into combat, a Blue Star pennant is sent to their home. The pennant, which is a white flag with a blue star surrounded by a red rectangular border, signifies that a family member is in harm's way. It's traditionally posted in a window for all to see. Should a service member die in combat, the family is then given a Gold Star pennant, which is red with a gold star in the center.
The Ladies Auxiliary provide this special service to honor the life and memory of those that lost their life defending our country. While right now the national focus is on the Iraq war, we would like to invite women who have lost loved ones from previous wars to contact the Auxiliary and be recognized as well. We don't want any service member forgotten as they have given so much.
For more information on the Gold Star Club please contact our ALA president, Judy Palmer or our ALA Chaplain, Flo Carlisle at