Gold Star and Surviving Family Member Representative — Always capitalize this when speaking about the representative initially. Use representative (lowercase) on second reference.
Gold Star Lapel Button and the Next of Kin of Deceased Lapel Button — Capitalize these button titles in all references. Note that the preferred term is button, not pin.
Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, Gold Star Spouses Day — This is the correct way to write these observed recognition days.
gold star survivors — Lowercase gold star when describing these surviving family members. For example, do not capitalize gold star parents.
Military In Lasting Tribute — Capitalize the first letter of each word in this title. Use Department of Defense (not Defense Department) when writing about this official online memorial. Note that this is referred to as an online memorial and not a digital memorial, website or application.