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Families honored on Gold Star Mother's Day

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

September 30 marks Gold Star Mother's Day, a holiday that honors families who have lost a son or daughter serving our nation. 

13 years ago, Audrey Morin's son, Steven Morin Jr. gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Iraq. 

"Days like this has helped me a lot comforted me a lot," Morin said. 

Benny  Guerrero, Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2466 said he felt it was crucial to hold a public ceremony for this holiday.

"It absolutely helps them heal, and it's really truly healing," Guerrero said. 

Morin said it still is not easy dealing with the loss of her son, but she finds comfort in knowing she has a community she can rely on.

"Sometimes I feel guilty because I'm having a good time but then I think of, he died for us so I want to do the best," Morin said. I will always remember him. I will always honor him."

Gold Star Mother's Day was originally formed in 1928 for mothers of those lost in World War 1. 

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