Lead Star Mothers


I tried to relax this Memorial Day weekend since the weather in New York finally took a turn away from the dark side. (It’s OK for a blogger to take a a weekend reprieve from posting. Right?). I was tempted, however, when I saw the AP story on the Gold Star Mothers’ rejection for admittance into the organization of a mother whose son was killed in Afghanistan (fighting for the USA). The grieving Mom is not a U.S. citizen.

While I understand that the group has rules for inclusion, it was the insensitive quote from the organization’s president that spelled big PR trouble: “We can’t go changing the rules every time the wind blows.”

My vote: a Lead Star for the Gold Star Mothers.