Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Blue Star Mom responds to Muslim Father's comments about Trump

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To the Muslim Gold Star father that spoke at the DNC…..I have some thoughts on your comments. I am a Blue Star mother. My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. No family should have to endure such a loss. That being said….while your son is a hero, you Sir, are NOT. My son has served three tours of combat in the countries you and your family came from. Iraq and Afghanistan were his introduction to adulthood and service to something bigger than our individual selves. He was blown up by an IED set by your countrymen. His Purple Heart is a testament to his love of America and our freedoms. I have suffered through his multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan….never knowing from moment to moment if he would return home in a flag draped coffin. It is torture when a mother wakes up to this day after day and sees the atrocities happening over there on the news and being helpless to change a thing. My comments to you will probably offend you. I do not apologize. These things need to be said. Unlike you, I could NEVER use my son’s death as a pawn piece in support of a woman that left “America’s treasure” (Hillarys words) to die unaided in Benghazi. The same woman that says vile things to her military details there to protect her. You, Sir, are supposed to be a witness to your son’s bravery and sacrifice. Instead you stood on a stage and promoted the woman that upholds the very people that killed your son. You became a political PAWN that promotes pandering to our enemy. You desecrated your son’s memory by your words. You did not utter one word of outrage at anyone but Donald Trump. Are you forgetting that Trump did not kill your son. He had nothing whatsoever to do with these wars. His memory should mean more to you than five minutes of fame on the stage of the party that voted to send your son to war. The same party that for eight years has denied and cheated our veterans out of their deserved medical care. Who for the last three years has cut our veterans pay.   Read More

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Military moms part ways with national charter, strike out on their own

 A local group of military moms dedicated to sending care packages to overseas troops has left the national charter of Blue Star Mothers of America.

Military moms part ways with national charter, strike out on their own - Havasu News: News

In all, there are six Blue Star Mothers of America chapters in Arizona. The Havasu group, formed in June 2007, is one of two in Arizona suspended this year for the same reason.

Kathy McCraw, president of the local group, said there was a series of events leading to the change, including Havasu following suit of dozens of other Blue Star Mothers groups in America who have been suspended or revoked by the national group. Office politics were prevalent, she said.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Memorial finds home in Florence

FLORENCE — A new memorial will honor the latest generation of military heroes.
The “War on Terror Board” has a new home in the Florence Government Center.
A joint project between the Northern Kentucky Blue Star Mothers and the U.S. Marine Riders Association, the War on Terror Board honors the 107 servicemen and women from Kentucky who’ve lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan during the War on Terror.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Homecoming for heroes - Branson

Beginning Monday, thousands of veterans, active duty-personnel and their families are expected to be in the Tri-Lakes Area as Branson celebrates Veterans Homecoming, what is considered by organizers to be the largest veterans celebration in the nation.
The homecoming, which runs annually from Nov. 5-11, includes reunions, luncheons, free shows, a gala, the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, big band dancing and the 79th Annual Veterans Day Parade.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Plan now for Big Band concert

ALAMOSA � The San Luis Valley Big Band is calling all veterans, Armed Forces men and women, families, and all patriotic Americans to attend a spectacular evening of music honoring and celebrating our military service groups who have served or who are serving the United States.

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Blue Star Mothers to be packing holiday gift boxes for troops

Blue Star Mothers to be packing holiday gift boxes for troops - The Courier-Leader & Paw Paw Flashes : Paw Paw News: PAW PAW - A collection drive kickoff for the Blue Star Mothers of Southwest Michigan was a “rousing success,” according to a Blue Star Mothers…

Walking in the Boots of Serviceman

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) - Blue Star Mothers of Alabama gathered at Veterans Park in Hoover November 3rd to show support for their sons and daughters serving in the armed forces by walking in their boots.  

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Honoring Veterans throught the Blue Star Memorial

FRONT ROYAL, VA - In honor of the veterans that served in the armed forces during World War II, a Blue Star Marker was placed on the campus of Randolph-Macon Academy.

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Dinner, raffle to aid Blue Star Mothers - SandSpringsLeader.com: News

Blue Star
 PAUL WALDSCHMIDT/LEADER Denise Patterson, on behalf of the Sand Springs Elks Lodge, presents Sand Springs Blue Star Mothers Chapter President Patsy Varnell with a $300 check to help support the shipping of Freedom Boxes overseas to military personnel. The chapter also has fundraising dinner and raffle at the Boomarang Restaurant set for Sunday, Nov. 11.

Dinner, raffle to aid Blue Star Mothers - SandSpringsLeader.com: News

A tribute to veterans - UMass Medical School - Worcester

Members of the military from the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care communities and their friends will have an opportunity to meet and mingle at a pre-Veterans Day observation. The UMass Memorial Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a tribute to veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Knowles Hall, Memorial Campus.

A tribute to veterans - UMass Medical School - Worcester

Flag raising honors veterans

Flag raising honors veterans

Worcester State University will mark Veterans Day, Nov. 8, by raising a flag that was flown by members of the 181st Battalion, Army National Guard in Afghanistan. The Worcester-based battalion received the flag from state Sen. Stephen Brewer and after flying it in Afghanistan, battalion members who were also Worcester State students donated the flag to the university.

The ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the flagpole between the Shaughnessy Administration Building and Chandler Street. A reception in the rotunda for Blue Star Mothers will follow.


Blue Star moms offer many ways to help troops during the holidays

With the holiday season approaching, a local organization that supports veterans, military personnel and their families reminds people of the many ways they can show their support.

Blue Star moms offer many ways to help troops during the holidays


 ALBUQUERQUE (KASA) - The Rio Grande Valley chapter of the Blue Star Moms are preparing to pack up hundreds of holiday care packages filled with the flavors of home to send to troops serving overseas. The moms still need donations. Chapter President Kathy Frazier joins Nikki and Kristen with the details.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

It’s a good day to dwell on fearless acts

Yesterday, a Facebook friend posted one of those rhetorical questions: “What’s the most fearless thing you’ve ever done?”
I’d just come from the noon meeting of the Lima Exchange Club. The lunch usually includes a guest speaker, and this week was a special treat: Marjorie Bryan.

I met Bryan in June at the Allen County Airport, when she went skydiving for the first time. I should mention Bryan is 83 years old, she has a slew of great-grandchildren and even two great-great-grandchildren.

Tom Harrison: It’s a good day to dwell on fearless acts - LimaOhio.com: Columns

Blue Star Mothers Of The Jersey Shore

Walking To Remember The Fallen Of September 11, 2001 

They left the Toms River Armory early in the morning and headed out under ominous skies, into sweltering heat and humidity.
They trudged through Huddy Park, then down onto Route 9 South, into Beachwood, Pine Beach, Bayville and Ocean Gate. It was tough going in camouflage and heavy combat boots.
But that did not deter Sgt. First Class Theodore Berry - a full-time National Guard recruiter - and his fellow marchers on Saturday.
"When we do these walks, it's not a recruiting event, it's a pride event," Berry said.
Members of the Blue Star Mothers of the Jersey Shore, Chapter#4 and the American Recreational Military Services (A.R.M.S.) were also there to support the walkers.


Blue Star Mother Group

An unofficial group of Blue Star Mothers, Friends and Families created for the purpose of supporting our troops, veterans and each other. It is also a venue for sharing information of interest to group members and for group discussion.
We welcome members of Blue Star Mothers of America, Mothers of the Troops and Veterans, Blue Star Families, American Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Wives and members of other military or veterans support groups.
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Welcome Home

Greensboro, NC -- Army Sergeant Cory Pennel has spent the last year in Afghanistan. Tonight, he came back home to a warm reception at Piedmont Triad International Airport.
He was immediately greeted with hugs from his wife, Savannah, son, and mother, Susan Haver, followed by more friends and family. Members of the Blue Star Moms group also showed up to support. As they exited the terminal, they walked through a concourse lined with flags by members of the Patriot Guard.
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Blue Star Mothers plan to honor, gather Gold Star Mothers

The Blue Star Mothers want to help honor any and all Gold Star Mothers on Gold Star Mothers Day on September 30.


Alumni Giving Back

Webster University Alumni Association
Albuquerque Chapter
Alumni Giving Back
Webster Works Worldwide 18: Community Service
Saturday, November 17th
8:30 am-12:00pm
Blue Star Mothers
Troop Support Center
2919 2nd St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9176
Project details: We will assist with the packing of care packages that will be sent overseas to the troops.