Yolanda Mercado, president of the Tampa Bay Gold Star Mothers, will speak at the museum in Sims Park on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. The Gold Star Mothers organization was named for the gold star which families displayed in a window to honor their deceased service members. Her son Jalfred Vaquerano was killed in Afghanistan on December 13, 2011. Yolanda now spends her time telling others about Jalfred and our armed forces fighting overseas. The West Pasco Historical Society presents a guest speaker once per month. There is no charge for admission to the museum on those dates.