Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – Remember American Gold Star Mothers: They lost a son or daughter in the service of our country

Sports in the United States and this Championship Thinking in Sports radio show wouldn’t exist if it were not for the service and sacrifice of the men and women in our military. This is why I periodically devote a show focused on our warriors and their families. Doing this show about American Gold Star Mothers the week of Mother’s Day seems appropriate. With enlightened voices and a deep love and passion for our country, guests, Norma Luther, President-American Gold Star Mothers (AGSM) and Pat Mracek, President-Nebraska Gold Star Mothers (NGSM) share: 1. A brief history and purpose of American Gold Star Mothers, 2. Information about their sons who fought and died for our country: Norma-Glen P. Adams, Jr. Captain, U.S. Army and Pat-Cory R. Mracek, SGT U.S. Army and 3. A few of the ASGM and NGSM many activities: A) Wreaths Across America, and B) examples of how they support veterans, active duty personnel the reserves, National Guard and families of the warriors. Norma and Pat also discuss the best way to engage and be respectful to Gold Star family members. This includes honoring the AGSM motto: Perpetuating the Noble principles for which they fought and died.