Gold Star and Surviving Family Member Representative – Always capitalize this when initially speaking about the representative. Use lowercase representative 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.
guardian – An individual who serves in the U.S. Space Force is a guardian. The plural form is guardians. Lowercase in all uses.