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About GoldStarFlags

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Our Story

A Gold Star Family is an honor that no one wants. It is a title reserved for families of military members that have died in the line of duty.

We lost our son, SSgt Louis Bonacasa and five other Airmen, on December 21, 2015 when a suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol near Bagram, Afghanistan. We begged him not to go back but it was in his heart to serve country and protect his family. However, this deployment seemed different and everyone felt it.

No parent should have to bury their child. Grief is the most intense pain there is and we experienced it all. Instead of running away from it, somehow, we embraced it. We had to feel the worst of it, move through its agony, and found survival, resilience and strength. Louis's death was such a traumatic and devastating loss, but it did not go in vain.

Creating these one of a kind flags was an outlet and away to honor our son. This flag symbolizes everything Louis fought for and and died for. Each handcrafted order is made with an expression of deep appreciation for Louis's service and sacrifice.

We thank you for stopping by our shop! Your support and patronage means the world to us.

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