Dianne Layfield, of Fremont, along with her daughter Tiffany Hicks, second from right, and son Tyler Layfield, right, pose with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Congressman-elect Jeff Denham, of Merced,... more 
Dianne Layfield, of Fremont, along with her daughter Tiffany Hicks, second from right, and son Tyler Layfield, right, pose with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Congressman-elect Jeff Denham, of Merced, after she was presented one of the first three "Gold Star Family License Plates" issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles at Capitol Park in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Created by the passage of a 2008 measure, by Denham, while he served in the state Senate and Sen. Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto, that enables families who have lost an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces in current and prior wars to obtain a Gold Star plate honoring their families sacrifice. Marine Lance Corporal Travis Layfield was killed in an ambush in Iraq in 2004. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rich Pedroncelli
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 8:29 PM EST