One of the greatest tragedies is the loss of a child in combat. Thanks to Grace Darling Seibold, the sacrifices of mothers who have sent children to war have been recognized, but not sufficiently. Seibold managed the grief of losing her son George in World War I by working with mothers in the same situation. She organized these women and eventually formed the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. in 1928. This truly honorable group of Americans was recognized with a charter from Congress in July 1984.