Ligaya Lagman is a Gold Star mother

the long line of mournful women

American Gold Star Mothers Inc.,
rejected Lagman, a Filipino,
a permanent resident and a taxpayer
she is not a U.S. citizen.

“There’s nothing we can do because
that’s what our organization says:
You have to be an American citizen,”
national President Ann Herd said,
“We can’t go changing the rules
every time the wind blows.”