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.
Do YOU belong to a local Blue Star Mothers chapter? If so, we’d love to hear more from you! Leave a comment!