Members of the Longley-Dionne Post 9150 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Lewiston and others interested attended special memorial services at the Lewiston Memorial Park commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Gold Star Mothers. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a proclamation designating the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mothers Day in 1940. Pictured, from left, are Peggy Rotundo, Maine State Representative, Lewiston; Jerry Der Boghosian, chaplain VFW Post 9150; Robert Macdonald, commander VFW Post 9150; Harry W. Dixon Jr., past commander Post 135, Sabattus; Rev. Stephen Crowson, Trinity Episcopal Church, Lewiston; Norman Bussiere, VFW Post 9150; Michael Lajoie, State Representative, Lewiston; Donald Dube, chaplain, American Legion Post 22, Lewiston. State Sen. Margaret Craven is absent from photo.