United States Commemorative Postage Stamp, 50th Anniversary World War II, 1943, Gold Stars Mark War Losses,
Gold Star Mothers
During World War II, many families displayed a banner with a blue star for each family member serving in the armed forces and a gold star for any member who had paid the supreme sacrifice in the war. Accordingly, the term “gold star mother” referred to any woman who had lost a child in defense of the country. These stamps were issued in tribute to all those mothers and the sacrifices they and their children had made.
Issued May 31, 1993 in Washington, DC,
First Day of Issue Cover, Artmaster Cachet, Unaddressed,
Cover in Removable Transparent Poly Sleeve and Mailed With Protection,
Made in the USA
Genuine First Day of Stamp Issued Cover Cancelled on the First Day of Issue Date by the U.S. Postal Service,