06 Dec 2020 Virginia Beach, VA
On Sunday evening the Honor & Remember, Inc. hosted Gold Star Families for a Gold Star Family Evening. This annual event honors the families of America's fallen heroes. Founder George Lutz's son was killed in Iraq in 2005. In reaction to the pain that his family felt, George Lutz as dedicated his time and resources in many different ways to ease the pain of other Gold Star Families. For the past seven years the Virginia SAR has provided the Color Guard for the opening ceremonies. Chris Melhuish of the Norfolk Chapter has led the effort to support this event.
The pandemic made this Gold Star Family Evening more challenging, but Mr. Lutz was up to the challenge. Families were grouped in separate rooms so that no one room had more than 25 people inside. The program centered on one room and was presented on large screens in every room. The pandemic did not stop Honor and Remember from providing Christmas cheer and a special evening to Gold Star Families.