Gold Star Families

Florida honors its Gold Star Families.  Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things anyone can go through. Florida Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) connects you with people who can help you move forward and find strength.

SOS Support Coordinators are located strategically throughout Florida to provide long-term support and assistance to Families of the Fallen.

Services provided by Florida SOS:

  • Provide expertise on State and Federal survivor benefits.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to the family in regard to entitlements and local resources.
  • Arrange for estate and financial advice when requested.
  • Educate the military command, community social services and support agencies of the needs of our military survivors.
  • Form networks and support groups so survivors will have peer support readily available.
  • Connect survivors with appropriate mental health support/counseling as requested.
  • Supply survivors with resource referrals for peer support, bereavement counseling, emergency financial services, Tricare, educational benefits, military reports and military benefits.

Honor and remember flag poster

Gold Star License Plate

Gold Star Family Plate

The Gold Star license plate is a special license plate developed to honor the family members of a servicemember killed while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information, visit

2018 Gold Star Family Day in Florida Resolution

2019 Children of Fallen Patriots Day Proclamation

Gold Star Family Memorial Monuments

Veterans Memorial Park
2100 Veterans Park Memorial Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy
3915 E. 21st Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Gold Star Family Memorial Monuments in Progress

Palm Beach County
Palmetto Bay

Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation honoring Gold Star Families

Additional Information

Consult the following websites for assistance and additional resources.

Florida Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)

Navy Gold Star Program

American Gold Star Mothers

Gold Star Fathers of Florida

Gold Star Awareness

Gold Star Wives

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Military OneSource