H.R. No. 2122
         WHEREAS, Members of American Gold Star Mothers from across
  the United States are joining together on September 29, 2019, to
  commemorate Gold Star Mother's Day, in remembrance of the sons and
  daughters who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their
  nation; and
         WHEREAS, Established in 1929, American Gold Star Mothers is a
  nonprofit organization composed of mothers of U.S. service members
  killed in action during times of war or conflict; the group takes
  its name from the tradition of displaying a service flag to
  represent each family member in the military, with blue stars for
  living members and gold stars symbolizing those who perished in
  battle; Gold Star Mothers help perpetuate the memory of their loved
  ones by hosting remembrance events, doing volunteer work at
  veterans' hospitals, and spreading a message of respect and
  reverence for members of the armed forces; and
         WHEREAS, Gold Star Mother's Day is observed each year on the
  last Sunday in September, and the occasion is marked by a
  proclamation from the President of the United States asking all
  Americans to display the Stars and Stripes and to express
  condolences and appreciation to Gold Star Mothers and their
  families; and
         WHEREAS, Our state and nation are fortunate to have men and
  women whose patriotism and commitment to duty have led them to take
  up military service, and it is indeed fitting at this time that we
  pause in heartfelt tribute to those Americans who have given their
  lives to protect our freedom as well as to those who continue to
  honor their sacrifice; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate Gold Star Mother's Day 2019 and
  extend profound sympathy to all Texas families who have lost a loved
  one in service to our country.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 2122 was adopted by the House on
  27, 2019, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House