National Memorial Day Concert

A Gold Star Life

Clip: Season 2015 | 2m 27s

On the 1996 National Memorial Day Concert, actress Jill Eikenberry shared a letter left by gold star wife Sally Griffis under her husband's name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. In it, she talked about the experience of taking her children to visit the memorial as a way to honor their father. Now those children are grown-up and still seeing their lives through the lens of being gold star children.

Aired: 05/24/97

Rating: TV-PG

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Wall of Remembrance

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Wall of Remembrance

Who would you like to remember? Visit the National Memorial Day Concert Wall of Remembrance and submit a tribute to loved ones and friends who have served in our nation's military.

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