New Goldstar family plates are now available through the Department of Motor Vehicles. The plates can be purchased by the families of those killed while serving in active duty. Pat Mracek of Hay Springs, Nebraska says this is the sixth anniversary of her son’s death.
“And after 9/11, he said ‘mom, I need to go back, my country needs me.’ He went to the 82nd on December 1st, was sent to Iraq January 17th, was in Turkey for two days and was killed January 27th, 2004, just eight days after being in the country.
The plates can be numbered or personalized. The plates are modeled after the Blue Star service banners diplayed by families dating back to World War One.