When a family member is in the army, it takes a big toll on both the soldier's and the family's mental capacity. Every day, you wake up knowing it could be their last. The gold stars represent a "Gold Star" family member. The American flag imprinted heart shows that each soldier puts their heart, soul, and country into their work. The saying means that freedom will always come at a price, whether that is supplies, ammo, or lives. I believe that my pin shows each of these things respectably.