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Dianne Plutino Gold Star Mother

December 17, 2020
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Sgt Alessandro L. Plutino was determined to serve his country after 9/11. His mom Dianne talks about the importance of teaching younger generations to continue honoring and remembering those who gave their lives in service.

Every star has a story. That was our motto a  couple years ago. I said this to somebody when I  
spoke about Wreaths Across America a couple years  ago, and I said I really think they saved me.  
Sometimes I cry when I think about this,  but losing Sandrino was really hard  
and you're just lost. You know, your world as a  mom as you know, it is gone. When you go up there  
the people in Maine are so amazing. They're very  patriotic. The flag is important and it's very  
important to me. My son loved that flag. And every  single veteran that wore the uniforms of whatever  
group that they were in deserves to be recognized  and thanked for their service to this country.  
This teaching part is the big part. Get the  young people, teach them about the country,  
teach them about the people who serve the  country, and how to honor them. And if going  
out in the cold weather and putting a wreath on  the grave, it's the least we can do to honor them

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