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Gold Star Family License Plate

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Public Law Chapter 246 signed into law June 7, 2011 during the First Regular Session of the 125th Legislature established the Gold Star Family License Plate.

Eligibility for the Gold Star Family License Plate is based upon very specific criteria. To be eligible for the plate, the family member must have received a Gold Star Lapel Button (purple background) from the casualty branch of service jurisdiction, or be eligible to receive a Gold Star Lapel Button from the federal government. The Gold Star Lapel Button signifies that the service member was killed-in-action or died in a combat theater of operations. A picture of the Lapel Button is displayed on the license plate. Gold Star Lapel Button image

Please see the back of the application form for more details on eligibility criteria.


Application form (word document format)

Application form (adobe pdf format)


If you did not receive a Gold Star Lapel Button (purple background) as shown above and feel you are eligible for one, please click the link below for an application, DD Form 3, to apply to the appropriate branch of service.


Click the link below to view a poster on "Remembering the Fallen Honoring their Survivors". The poster distinquishes the difference in eligibilty criteria between the Gold Star Lapel Pin (a gold star on a purple circular background) and the Next of Kin Lapel Pin (a gold star on a gold background).

Remembering the Fallen Honoring their Survivors poster


Information on Maine's Survivor Outreach Services may be provided by contacting the individuals below:

Michelle Ouellette
Tel: 207-430-5959
Cell: 207-332-6804
Fax: 207-626-4218