Gold Star Day

Sunday, September 24th, 2023

We will be honoring families of those who have received The Gold Star – the military award no one wants. The award commemorates the tragic death of a military member who has perished while in the line of duty. VHSF hopes to provide a level of comfort to the parents and families that are left behind.

Speakers include Casey Wheeless, WVLT Anchor, State Senator Becky Massey & Chris Magra, Director of UT Center for Tennesseans in War. The “Salute to Tennessee’s Fallen” display will be there all week.

No one understands the true price of these freedoms like our Gold Star families, whose humility, even in times of grief, represents the best of our country. Today, we recognize their sacrifices by listening to their stories, sharing in their pain and pride, and pledging to do all we can to honor them and the loved ones they hold close in their hearts.

Through unspeakable sorrow, our Gold Star families suffer from loss that can never be restored. This day is a small way for citizens to show their respect and their appreciation for the Gold Star Families’ lost loved ones and their sacrifice that each of these families suffer daily.




The Historic Ramsey House will also be the host site for the "Salute to Tennessee's Fallen." Be sure to stop by the visitor center to see this exhibit honoring Tennesseans who paid the ultimate sacrifice from Wednesday September 20th until the following Wednesday September 27th. Entrance to see this exhibit is free.