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Remembering Vets with Gold Star Pins

Arlington, VA - (CBS2/FOX28) The Army is highlighting one of the ways military survivors can make others aware of their sacrifice with Gold Star pins.

Gold Star Pins are small lapel pins that have a powerful meaning, helping keep the memory of fallen soldiers front and center.

One Gold Star wife who rode her motorcycle from Texas to Washington is leading the charge to bring attention to the pins and those who wear them.

Donna Engeman is working to increase awareness about the pins-- that signify the loss of loved ones serving the nation. Engeman's husband John was killed in Iraq in 2006.

"This is the symbol of what we lost and nobody knows," said Engeman. "They both have a gold star and they both represent service and sacrifice and that's what we honor," Engeman added.

The Army is also using social media to help raise awareness, families are invited to share images of their loved ones at  To learn more about the program and public service announcements, visit

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