Lake Havasu City Gold Star Mothers Honored

The Gold Star Mothers of America are made up of moms who have lost a child serving in the military in the line of duty.

This was the week designated to honor those moms and Lake Havasu City did just that Sunday evening.

Gold Star Mothers Remembrance took place at Wheeler Park and those present included Judge Mitch Kalauli, of Lake Havasu City, who was instrumental in establishing the local Veteran’s Court. He also presides over that court.

Among others present were state Sen. Sonny Borelli, former state Sen. Kelli Ward and city councilmen David Lane and Gordon Groat.

Honored were Gold Star Mothers Mona Hester , Lori Deysie, Debbie Tinnell, and Carol Merritt. Members of the Military Moms organization were also present.

The ceremony consisted of the Marine Corps Color Guard presentation of colors and a military gun salute. Candles were lit in memory of those lost in their service to the country.

The Marine Corps. League Color Guard carry the colors during the ceremony. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

The crowd joins Chaplain Sisto Sandevol in a moment of silence during the ceremony Sunday evening at Wheeler Park. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Attendees light a candle in honor of Gold Star Moms Sunday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

The Marine Corps League performs a gun salute during the Gold Star Moms ceremony Sunday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Mona Hestor stands during the Gold Star Moms ceremony as a candle is lit in her honor. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

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