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APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony | PHOTOS

Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally , front, places the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name in its place within the Gold Star Memorial as , from left, CSM Kristie Brady, widow Emily Zembas, and MG Robert Edmonson II look on during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
(Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)

APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony | PHOTOS

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Aberdeen Proving Ground held their Gold star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony Friday October 1, 2021 at the Living Legacy forest and pavilion.
(Matt Button)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Diane Couchman, right, comforts her daughter, Emily Zembas, wife of fallen soldier First Lt. Dax Conrad, during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony honoring Conrad and other fallen soldiers at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
Diane Couchman, right, comforts her daughter, Emily Zembas, wife of fallen soldier First Lt. Dax Conrad, during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony honoring Conrad and other fallen soldiers at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally , front, places the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name in its place within the Gold Star Memorial as , from left, CSM Kristie Brady, widow Emily Zembas, and MG Robert Edmonson II look on during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally , front, places the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name in its place within the Gold Star Memorial as , from left, CSM Kristie Brady, widow Emily Zembas, and MG Robert Edmonson II look on during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally carries the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name to be placed within the Gold Star Memorial during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021.
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally carries the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name to be placed within the Gold Star Memorial during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Emily Zembas, right, wife of fallen soldier First Lt. Dax Conrad, accepts a while lantern engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name duirng the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. The lantern represents a symbol of the love, wisdom, and illumination and serves as a reminder that ven in the darkest of grief one can always find their way using the light of their inner strength.
Emily Zembas, right, wife of fallen soldier First Lt. Dax Conrad, accepts a while lantern engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name duirng the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. The lantern represents a symbol of the love, wisdom, and illumination and serves as a reminder that ven in the darkest of grief one can always find their way using the light of their inner strength. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
2nd Lt. Sana Ratchford, left, salutes after presenting Emily Zembas, right, wife of fallen soldier First Lt. Dax Conrad, with a while lantern engraved with Conrad's name during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. The lantern represents a symbol of the love, wisdom, and illumination and serves as a reminder that ven in the darkest of grief one can always find their way using the light of their inner strength.
2nd Lt. Sana Ratchford, left, salutes after presenting Emily Zembas, right, wife of fallen soldier First Lt. Dax Conrad, with a while lantern engraved with Conrad's name during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. The lantern represents a symbol of the love, wisdom, and illumination and serves as a reminder that ven in the darkest of grief one can always find their way using the light of their inner strength. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Emily Zembas, right, wife of fallen soldier First Lt. Dax Conrad, tries to control her emotions as she holds a while lantern engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name duirng the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. The lantern represents a symbol of the love, wisdom, and illumination and serves as a reminder that ven in the darkest of grief one can always find their way using the light of their inner strength.
Emily Zembas, right, wife of fallen soldier First Lt. Dax Conrad, tries to control her emotions as she holds a while lantern engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name duirng the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. The lantern represents a symbol of the love, wisdom, and illumination and serves as a reminder that ven in the darkest of grief one can always find their way using the light of their inner strength. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment traditionally known as the "Old Guard" puts on a performance during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment traditionally known as the "Old Guard" puts on a performance during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
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Magor General Robery Edmonson offers his remarks during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
Magor General Robery Edmonson offers his remarks during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally places the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name in its place within the Gold Star Memorial during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021.
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally places the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name in its place within the Gold Star Memorial during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment traditionally known as the "Old Guard" puts on a performance during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment traditionally known as the "Old Guard" puts on a performance during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment traditionally known as the "Old Guard" puts on a performance during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment traditionally known as the "Old Guard" puts on a performance during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
The memorial stone engraved with the name of First Lt. Dax Conrad of Bel Air sits among the others stones bearing the names of fallen soldiers during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
The memorial stone engraved with the name of First Lt. Dax Conrad of Bel Air sits among the others stones bearing the names of fallen soldiers during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally ,left, holds the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name before placing in its among the others within the Gold Star Memorial as , from left, CSM Kristie Brady, widow Emily Zembas, and MG Robert Edmonson II look on during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally ,left, holds the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name before placing in its among the others within the Gold Star Memorial as , from left, CSM Kristie Brady, widow Emily Zembas, and MG Robert Edmonson II look on during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Maryland Gold Star Mothers Treasurer Theresa Karlson holds her hand over her heart during the National Anthem as the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony gets underway at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021.
Maryland Gold Star Mothers Treasurer Theresa Karlson holds her hand over her heart during the National Anthem as the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony gets underway at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
A monumnet topped with the Battlefield Cross sits among the names of the fallen soldiers during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
A monumnet topped with the Battlefield Cross sits among the names of the fallen soldiers during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Gold Star Mothers President, Kelly Swanson, left, and Tresurer Theresa Karlson, center spak with CASA of Maryand representative Mary Jane Jernigan as they wait for the ceremony to begin for the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021.
Gold Star Mothers President, Kelly Swanson, left, and Tresurer Theresa Karlson, center spak with CASA of Maryand representative Mary Jane Jernigan as they wait for the ceremony to begin for the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Command Sgt. Maj. Kristie Brady, left, salutes as the Honor Guard presents the colors during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kristie Brady, left, salutes as the Honor Guard presents the colors during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Maryland Gold Star Mothers, representatives, from left, Theresa Karlson, Gloria Crothers and President, Kelly Swanson, talk for a few minutes as they wait for the ceremony to begin for the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021.
Maryland Gold Star Mothers, representatives, from left, Theresa Karlson, Gloria Crothers and President, Kelly Swanson, talk for a few minutes as they wait for the ceremony to begin for the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Command Sgt. Maj. Kristie Brady, back, and Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally salute as they prepare to uncover the memorial stone engraved with the name of First Lt. Dax Conrad of Bel Air during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kristie Brady, back, and Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally salute as they prepare to uncover the memorial stone engraved with the name of First Lt. Dax Conrad of Bel Air during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Gold Star Mother Gloria Crothers talks with fellow Maryland Gold Star Mothers, as they wait for the ceremony to begin for the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021.
Gold Star Mother Gloria Crothers talks with fellow Maryland Gold Star Mothers, as they wait for the ceremony to begin for the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Gold Star Mother Gloria Crothers, right, talks with fellow Maryland Gold Star Mothers, as they wait for the ceremony to begin for the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021.
Gold Star Mother Gloria Crothers, right, talks with fellow Maryland Gold Star Mothers, as they wait for the ceremony to begin for the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment traditionally known as the "Old Guard" make their entrance as they prepare to put on a performance during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021.
Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team from the 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment traditionally known as the "Old Guard" make their entrance as they prepare to put on a performance during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day at the Living Legacy Pavillion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
APG Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally carries the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name to be placed within the Gold Star Memorial during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021.
Sgt. 1st Class Losivale Tally carries the stone engraved with First Lt. Dax Conrad's name to be placed within the Gold Star Memorial during the Aberdeen Proving Ground 2021 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day ceremony at the Living Legacy Pavilion Friday October 1, 2021. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
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