Ill. governor helps mark Gold Star Mother's Day

September 26, 2010 8:35:10 PM PDT
A solemn ceremony of honor and remembrance was held Sunday for Illinois' fallen soldiers and their mothers.

The ceremony marked Gold Star Mother's Day, a day on which Gov. Pat Quinn presented Gold star banners to 22 Illinois mothers who have had a son or daughter to die in combat over the past year.

Gold Star Mother's Day has been commemorated on the last Sunday of September since its declaration by President Roosevelt in 1938.