Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Blue Star Moms offer support for military mothers

"COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO -- Mothers who have a child serving in the military know first-hand how difficult the possibility of their child never returning is. And that's where Blue Star Moms come in.
Blue Star Moms meet once a month for two hours to talk about anything. They talk about the first day their child becomes a soldier to finding out that soldier is being deployed to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan.
These moms told FOX21 News they understand each other better than anyone else since they're going through the same struggles every day."
“You know I have friends and they just don't understand. But all these ladies in this room understand what I’m going through,” said Carol Dial, Blue Star Mom.
Blue Star Moms also come up with ways to give back to the military by sending care packagesand letters, and they help veterans who are readjusting to life after the military.
“There are a lot of strong military parents in Colorado and we reach out to them and say, 'Don't be alone, don't worry about your child without having someone else. We are here to help you,'” said Tari Cofield, Blue Star Mom.
For more information on how you can become a member of Blue Star Mothers of America, log onto the Colorado chapter's Web site.

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