The Gold Star Mothers Day Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Sherrill Park.

The ceremony will remember and recognize our families who have lost their sons/daughters in the field of battle. The Veterans Band of Corpus Christi will host the ceremony and the Corpus Christi Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will sponsor the event.

Our flag will be folded once again in honor of those Gold Star Sons/Daughter killed in the field of battle. The response has been good from Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gold Star Mothers, families, and wives, and the USS Cole will be attending, organizers said.

Rosie Cortez-Perez a Vietnam Gold Star sister will be the guest speaker and LTJG William 'Billy' Hardison, US Navy Chaplain at Kingsville Naval Air Station will give the invocation and benediction. The Veterans Band will provide the music.

Reception will follow after the ceremony at the Veterans Band House at Heritage Park 1517 Mesquite.