Gold Star Lapel Pins for Fallen Soldiers

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (CBS NEWS) -- Gold Star pins are given to the next of kin of military personnel who died while in service to their nation.

On this Memorial Day, the Army is working to bring greater awareness to the pins with the help of those who wear them. One Gold Star wife rode her motorcycle from Texas to Washington to honor her loved one.

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, visit

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