Are you the Mom of a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States? If so, you are probably experiencing emotions that you have not felt before. Finding the daily strength to cope with your son or daughter’s deployment can be daunting. No one really understands what you are going through except for other Military Moms!
That’s where the Blue Star Mothers of America comes in! When you join a local Blue Star Mother’s group, you can connect with other Moms of deployed and not-deployed Military that maybe experiencing the same feelings as you.
Blue Star Mothers of America has an amazing history. The organization was started in January 22, 1942 when the Flint News Advertiser printed a coupon asking Mothers of serviceman to return the coupon after filling it out.
This led to over 300 mothers meeting at a hotel in Flint Michigan the following month. With Captain George H. Maines acting as the chair for the first meeting, they decided to form a permanent organization.
Mothers volunteered their time through the tough times of World War II – packing care packages and helping out in hospitals. Over the years the organization dimished in size but after being attacked on our own soil again, proud Military Moms started hanging flags in their windows at home proclaiming pride in the fact that we have children protecting our freedom during at time of war.
Blue Star Mothers provides support for active duty service personnel, promotes patriotism, assists Veterans organizations, and are available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong.
When you need encouragement, Blue Star Moms can help you cope with military life and be there for you when you need strength to get through a tough time.
Visit the Blue Star Mothers national website to find a local chapter near you!
Visit Blue Star Mothers on Facebook.
Do YOU belong to a local Blue Star Mothers chapter? If so, we’d love to hear more from you! Leave a comment!
Patti Correa says
I am a Blue Star Mom and very thankful for my fellow Blue Star Moms in our Chapter. I look forward to seeing them monthly. The support and encouragement we give to each other is very comforting. Each and every one of us has or is experiencing the emotions and fears of a son or daughter who is serving their country and deployed to the war zone. No one can understand the emotions associated with a son or daughter who is deployed unless they have gone through it. It means so much when a mom says “I have been where you are” and offers a word of encouragement or just a hug. We find peace coming together once a month to laugh, cry and support each other. We support our troops and their families along with our Veterans. We are so thankful for our National Organization who provide so much support to all the Departments and Chapters across the United States. If you are a mom of a servicemember please seek out a Blue Star Mom Chapter in your area.
My son just left for Afghanistan on Aug 23, 2010. I miss him dearly. I am so afraid for his life and don’t know how I will make for a year. All you hear on the news and radio are numbers of soldiers getting killed. Please give me advise .
Hello Bobbie – I understand how you feel. Pray everyday and have faith in God. Have confidence in your son’s training and abilities. Find a Military Mom support group in your area. Get involved in something to stay busy. Please be sure to join our facebook page if you are on facebook. http://facebook.com/armymomstrong
We have over 2000 Military Moms who are very supportive. God Bless.
My son leaves in 5 days for basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood. I really appreciate all of the new military mom advise that I can get. All of the men in my family have served but so much has changed since my grandfather, dad, and husband were in.
Help, my 20 year old daughter leaves for Army bootcamp Jan. 24, 2011. I am scared to death for her and very sad to see her go. What can or should I be doing to help her as her mom?
My son was deployed to Afghanistan in February. I know no mothers of military servicemen in my neighborhood. While friends and family try to help, I would love to join a local chapter. This website was listed in one of the books my son gave me to read. Please contact me. Thanks 🙂
My son was deployed/ I know no mothers of military servicemen in my neighborhood While friends and family try to help, I would love to join a local chapter This website was listed in one of the books my son gave me to read. Please contact me Thanks 🙂
My son let for army boot camp at Fort Jackson this week. I am looking for a support group with other families in my sons same company. Does anybody know if there is anything like that on Facebook?
I have a army son. His first duty station is south Korea. I could use some up lifting comments.