A Quad City area mom was front in center Sunday honored by Governor Pat Quinn in Chicago.
The 77th annual Gold Star Mothers Day event being held honoring families whose sons and daughters died in combat while serving their country.
Among the three moms honored Sunday Colleen Stevens, her son Army Sergeant Schuyler Patch was killed in 2009 while serving in Afghanistan.
"That's what your sons and daughters have done for us, they have held all of us the family of Illinois and the family of America in their arms and we must never ever forget them." declared Governor Quinn.
The ceremony is always held on the last Sunday in September.
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