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 - News

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Blue Star Mothers and military supporters

In Mooresville, North Carolina, it's Blue Star Mothers Week. This proclaimed by Mayor Miles Atkins and town commissioners:
WHEREAS, with their roots in the blue star flag which was created in 1917 and hung in windows to indicate that a family member was serving in the armed forces, the Blue Star Mothers of America was established in 1942. From Mooresville proclamation naming Blue Star Mothers Week August 12-18
Blue Star Mothers Southern Piedmont Chapter President Lynn Cauthen says, "We are here to support each other while our children are deployed."
Including Charlotte, the chapter includes Iredell, Cabarrus, Rowan, Mecklenburg, Stanley, Catawba and Lincoln counties.


Blue Star Mothers of Northern Virginia

A super big THANK YOU to the Martins Chase HOA in Ashburn, VA. This wonderful community has chosen our organization to be the beneficiary of their efforts to promote helping the military. Good luck with the race and thank you for supporting our guys and gals in uniform. *********** We want to thank Wegman's Grocery Store of Fairfax. They have generously donated a gift card for the Blue Star Mothers of Northern Virginia to use to send goodies to the troops. We ask all viewers to consider a trip to Wegman's, a supporter of the men and women in uniform. THANK YOU WEGMAN'S.

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River City Blue Star Moms

River City Blue Star Moms are moms, friends, families,of veteran and miltiary children. Our families and neighbors work together to raise funds for our carepackages overseas, to assist our military and veteran families in need. Attend our fallen hero's funerals, work at Standown's, attend events to educate about Blue Star Moms, attend parades. If you sew, knit, crochet we are always in need of lap quilts, afghans, baby hats, baby blankets, and we have something for everyone who wants to volunteer. Our meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of every month at St. Luke's Church at 9575 Center Parkway, Sacramento, Ca. 95823 at 6:30 pm. We hope you see you there! We believe in our troops and veterans. Thank you, River City Blue Star Moms

George Geer burn off contest

A car burn off contest, honoring Spc. George Geer, will take place at Angel’s End Zone on Friday night. The contest is in conjunction with the George Geer Memorial Car Show, the Southwest Chapter 2 Blue Star Moms and Angel’s End Zone, located at 309 North Broadway, who is sponsoring this contest. Bring your car and show us what you’ve got. Join us to hear the roar of the engine and the smell of burnt rubber. Trophies awarded to the top three finishers and a traveling trophy will be displayed in the business sponsoring the event. For more information, please call Sandi Valencia at 560-2572. Proceeds for the contest will benefit military service members, their families, veterans and local charities of Montezuma County. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with a $25 entry fee. The contest begins at 6.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Saturday Wish List

Addresses: The Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina are looking for the addresses of any deployed military personnel to send Summer Hero Boxes to. Email complete name and mailing address to

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Strongman to attempt record to raise funds, awareness for Ky. charities

Bruce will attempt the death-defying record at a special fundraising event Aug. 25 in Somerset at The Center for Rural Development. A donation of $5 per adult will be collected at the door, with all proceeds going toward the Lake Cumberland Blue Star Mothers and the Bethany House Abuse Shelter of Somerset.

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The singing Gilbert family salutes the troops with ‘The Wiz’

The GilbertsThe five Gilberts were part of the Valley's Dream Kids performing troupe for 12 years, under the Dream Come True Foundation. After the 9/11 attacks, the Gilberts took their work seriously and started thinking about U.S. military troops who protect our freedoms and how to show appreciation for their sacrifice. In 2005, they founded the charitable organization, Sing for America, and continue to perform in the Valley and along the East Coast to raise donations for families of active military. They have appeared locally at Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Musikfest, The Great Allentown Fair, and Coca Cola Park. To date, they have raised more than $30,000 through donations for the Valley chapter of Blue Star Mothers.

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A special spot for the wounded RUSTY DENNEN
Patrons pulling into the parking lot at Jimmy the Greek Family Restaurant  are probably wondering about the new sign marking a special parking spot.
Erected two weeks ago, the sign at the business along Garrisonville Road in Stafford County reads: “Reserved. Combat Wounded.” In the center of the placard is an image of the Purple Heart medal established by George Washington to honor those injured in battle.

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Roseville kids, seniors hold patriotic painting party

Maddie Wildie pointed out her hand-painted cards among the dozens laying on a table at Alta Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Roseville.
"We're making cards for the troops in Afghanistan that say thank you for protecting our country," Maddie said.
The 9-year-old, her younger sister Allie and about 20 other kids from St. Clare Catholic Church joined residents of the senior facility on July 12 to make cards for Sacramento Blue Star Moms to add to a growing care package, which will be mailed to troops later this month. Blue Star Moms is a service organization that supports U.S. troops.

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Rhode Island Meeting Agenda

Stephen Siller 5K Run/Walk/Roll

JULY 17, 2012

6:00 PM BEACON MUTUAL (board room)

One Beacon Center Warwick

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Presentation on PTSD set at Albany church

“The War After the War — Understanding PTSD” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1730 Hill St. S.E., in Albany.
The keynote speaker will be Belle Landau, executive director of the Returning Veterans Project.
The class is free and no tickets are necessary. The event is sponsored by the Blue Star Mothers of the Willamette Valley.
For more information, call 503-769-2699.

Starting a Payson chapter

Calling all Mothers, Grandmothers, Step-mothers, Foster-Mothers and Legal Guardians of current military members and veterans. I am gathering information about starting a Blue Star Mothers of America chapter in Payson. I am a proud military Mom and would like to do more to support our troops. If you are interested in joining such a wonderful organization please contact me at

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blue Star jumpers calm on eve of parachute debut


Blue Star Mothers Marjorie Bryan (left) and Marianna Sherman (center) greet Sara Rickhard (second to left), Linda Humphrey (second to right) and Virginia Clark (right) at the fish fry fundraiser at the American Legion. Bryan and Sherman are skydiving Saturday morning to raise money for charity. Lindsay Brown/Lima News.

LIMA — For a couple of octogenarians about to take a two-mile plunge from an airplane, Marjorie Bryan and Marianna Sherman seemed remarkably calm Friday evening.

Blue Star Moms triumph in parachute plunge

LIMA — Retired Sgt. 1st Class Michael “Big Mike” Elliott waited patiently on the tarmac Saturday afternoon while Marjorie Bryan posed with her longtime friend, Marianna Sherman, for a crowd of friends and relatives snapping a few last photos.

Then in a loud voice, Elliot called out the all-important question:

“Well, Margie, are you ready to skin this cat?”

A brief plane ride later, Elliott was guiding Bryan, an 83-year-old Blue Star Mother from Lima, back to earth in a tandem parachute jump from more than 10,000 feet up.

About an hour later, Sherman, 82, of Kenton, completed her own jump.

The great-grandmothers parachuted Saturday at Allen County Airport to raise funds for the local Blue Star Mothers chapter and its Lima Veterans Food Pantry. They jumped in tandem with Elliott and a team of six other members of the Ranger Group, a band of retired Army Ranger paratroopers with loads of training and experience.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day events


A ceremony will be held at Plano Veteran's Memorial Park at 7 p.m. The park is located at 2101 Bay Hill Drive, just south of the intersection of Custer Road and West Spring Creek Parkway. U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson will be on hand to present Purple Cross award to David "Cody" Morton, who was injured while serving in Afghanistan. The event is sponsored by the Blue Star Mothers Lone Star Chapter 6, American Legion Post 321 and VFW Post 4380.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

BLUE STAR MOTHERS, Escondido June 9

That means it’s time to ship some SUMMER FUN care packages to our deployed troops!   Our next care package event will take place on Saturday, June 9, 10:00 am at the American Legion Post #149 (230 E. Park Ave., Escondido).


Wall of Honor to hold service

ENID — For more than a decade, Enid’s Woodring Wall of Honor has honored America’s veterans during Memorial Day, and this year will be no exception.
The event is co-sponsored by Yes We Can Civitan Club, Blue Star Mothers and Enid Wall of Honor.


Marin County

The Blue Star Moms of Marin‘s members, associates and community volunteers foster our mission of supporting the troops, their families and our veterans.  Our support takes many forms and we depend on the generosity of our community to assist us in fulfilling our mission.


Blue Star Moms: 'Mothers are a very important part in these solders' lives'

COLLEGEDALE, TN. (WRCB) – Monday night, the American Legion in Collegedale took time to recognize and honor local military families.
A ceremony was held for Blue Star Moms, which are mothers with sons and daughters actively serving in the military.
The faces of service, dedication and sacrifice were honored by the American Legion Post 257 in Collegedale, which gave its full attention to seven Blue Star Moms.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Library display honors fallen hero

One of the quilts was made by a group called the Dona Ana Moms. The quilting group is affiliated with the Blue Star Mothers of New Mexico and Western Texas. The Blue Star Mothers is a group of moms whose children either who have served or are serving in the military. The Dona Ana Moms have created quilts for several years for New Mexico families having lost a child in combat.


Blue Star Mothers Day New Hampshire

The House killed that bill along with SB 310, proclaiming a day for epilepsy awareness and cancer prevention, while approving SB 351, proclaiming Blue Star Mothers Day, and SB 398, establishing Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.


AN ACT relative to proclaiming Blue Star Mother’s Day.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 New Section; Observances Proclaimed by Governor; Blue Star Mother’s Day. Amend RSA 4 by inserting after section 13-q the following new section:
4:13-r Blue Star Mother’s Day. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation calling for a proper observance of the first Sunday after Mother’s Day which shall be known as Blue Star Mother’s Day recognizing and honoring all mothers who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the United States Armed Forces. The governor shall urge the citizens of this state to observe this day with appropriate events.
2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Rep. Lovett, Sull. 4
May 16, 2012

Floor Amendment to SB 351

Amend the title of the bill by replacing it with the following:

AN ACT                relative to proclaiming Blue Star Mother’s Day and changing eligibility for free admission to the state park system for members of the armed forces.

Amend section 2 of the bill by replacing it with the following:

      ­2  Free Admission to State Park System for Members of the Armed Forces.  RSA 216-A:3-g, V is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:
            V.(a)  Upon presentation of military identification, any active member of the armed forces who meets the minimum requirements for satisfactory membership, as defined in federal regulations, shall not be charged a fee for admission to day-use areas of the state park system.  In this section, “armed forces” means armed forces as defined in RSA 21:50, II and includes active and reserve members of the New Hampshire national guard.
                  (b)  Any fees for the use of enterprise activities as described in paragraph II of this section shall be charged.


      This bill provides for the proclamation of Blue Star Mother’s Day.

      This bill also changes eligibility requirements for free admission to the state park system for members of the armed forces.

Home from Afghanistan

Chrissie Tonge wears the necklace she has worn every day during her son’s yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.Chrissie Tonge wears the necklace she has worn every day during her son’s yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

Army Spc. Michael Tonge came home Saturday to a crowd of family, friends and well-wishers at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Welcoming him home from his yearlong deployment to Afghanistan are his grandmother, Patricia Pickering, left, brother, Chris Tonge, center, and father, Bob Tonge, far right.
Chrissie Tonge dealt with her son’s absence in a number of ways. She joined the local support group, Blue Star Mothers, kept up weekly communication with Tonge, and she wore a special necklace throughout his deployment, she said.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cortez Clubs and Organizations

Blue Star Mothers of America
The Blue Star Mothers of America meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Jack and Janelle’s Restaurant, 801 E. Main, Cortez. For more information, call Donna Fitzpatrick at 565-9249.

Yuba City funeral for Army hero

marta-city-yuba-reactsHis mother, Karyn Stone Marta, was presented with a Gold Star Banner by the Tri-Counties Blue Star Moms, to signify the loss of a child in service to the country.

Blue Star Mothers and church collaborate for good

Gold Star quiltsIn an effort to honor fallen soldiers from Oklahoma, the Broken Arrow Blue Star Mothers and the ladies of the Cedar Ridge Christian Church quilting group, work together to provide hand-made quilts to the families who have lost loved ones in combat.


Armed Forces Day gathering here Saturday

The Guernsey County Veterans Council will host the fifth annual Armed Forces Day in Guernsey County on Saturday. The event will be in the Veterans Section of Northwood Cemetery in Cambridge at 9:30 a.m. (Enter the cemetery by the 10th Street gate.) The program will consist of some brief remarks, a prayer by Chaplain Gregory Black, U.S. Army (Ret.), recognition of our Blue Star Mothers, the firing of a three-round volley rifle salute and conclude with the playing of Taps. Everyone is invited.

Lima octogenarians will take a leap for Blue Star Mothers fundraiser

LIMA — The typical octogenarian does everything she can to avoid a fall. That said, there's nothing typical about Marjorie Bryan and Marianna Sherman.

The two women, ages 83 and 82, respectively, have volunteered to take a fall to help out the local Blue Star Mothers. And it's not just any fall, it's a drop from a few hundred feet, out of the back of a plane, strapped to a U.S. Army Ranger....


Dodge City resident receives LULAC community service award

     When Dodge City resident, Rebecca Escalante testified before The House Federal and State Affairs Committee in Topeka on Feb 15, she never expected her message to have such a great reaction.

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Rebecca is currently involved with Kiwanis Club, LULAC, Chairperson for the BUG (Bring Up Grades), the Terrific Kids program, and Blue/Gold Star Mothers.

TEMECULA: Military family expo set for Saturday, May 26

Military Families Strong will host a Military Family Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main St.
Military Families Strong focuses on providing families with information and resources about programs available on and off a military instillation.


World War II veteran finally returns to Tulsa

Today at noon the body of a World War II veteran arrives at Tulsa International Airport.
Lt. Walter Vinson Junior will finally be laid to rest.
Patsy Varnell with the Blue Star Mothers says his family didn't know until a few years ago that his body had been located.


Blue Star Mothers pancake fundraiser Saturday

by Sherrie Norris
Blue Star Mothers of the High Country will be honoring their children — and our hometown heroes — who are currently serving in the military on Saturday, May 5, at the second annual Pancake Fundraising Breakfast at Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2036 Blowing Rock Road, Boone.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

South Bay Blue Star Moms & SJSU Friends Car Wash

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American Legion Post 564 Celebrates 50 Years

American Legion Post 564 Celebrates 50 Years
Post�564�has donated over $3.4 million�to local charities and programs, including San Jose International Airport U.S.O.; Bill Wilson Center; Monterey Bay Veterans; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Blue Star Mothers of the South Bay; Air Force Sergeants Association; Santa Clara Police Activities League; Epilepsy Foundation; Santa Clara HS/Wilcox HS Grad Night; Yountville Veterans Home; POW/MIA Organization; Disabled Veterans of America; Navy Operational Support Center; San Jose Veteran's Day Parade; Santa Clara Veterans Memorial Committee; Santa Clara University; Veteran's Employment Committee of Santa Clara; Semper Fi Canines; American Cancer Society; and many more in its 50-year span.

Military moms deserve special consideration

There are several holidays in May that at first glance seem separate and distinct. They each have their own theme, and each commemorate a certain segment of society. Yet, upon a closer look, each contain a certain element that gives them a commonality; it is motherhood.


AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary to honor state president

The members of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary to Post 726 will be honoring New York State Auxiliary President Rosalee Waid.
Waid is a resident of Chautauqua County, and has been very active in Community and State Programs. She served as governor of the Alleghany Region Sertoma Club for two terms, she is president of the Jamestown Real Estate Investment Association, and treasurer and founder of the Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village as well as past board member of "Share a Dream" for special needs children. Waid is also a member of the Blue Star Mothers.

Michiana mom calls for continued support of the troops

From inside her South Bend House, Sandy Bolt talks about what it's like to have a loved one so far from home.  "He was willing to sacrifice what it took in order to fight for our freedom," she says.
Her son Jason Boldt served in Iraq from 2007-2010.  His HMMWV was hit by an IED.  He suffered a broken bone and concussion and now that he's home he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
"We still have to fight to carry on at home because these men and women are going to be carrying it with them for the rest of their lives," Bolt says.

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Blue Star Moms: Time To Prepare For Post War

The leader of a Northern California troop support group expressed relief Tuesday afternoon, after President Barack Obama outlined the U.S. post-war strategy in Afghanistan.
"It's refreshing to hear that we're coming to an end, but we still have many members serving there," said Vivienne Yamamoto, president of the Sacramento chapter of Blue Star Moms.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Henderson PD honors outstanding employees

Certificate of Appreciation – Martin Erickson

While many people volunteer to make the "Stockings for Our Troops" endeavor a success, Marty Erickson has taken this project to heart, pledging to conduct this venture annually until our military comes home. Not only does Marty encourage employees to participate, he purchases cards as well as the stockings to be filled. Traveling throughout the city to collect donated items, he ensures they are received by The Blue Star Mothers for assembly. Marty also coordinates a bake sale to raise funds to assist with the cost of shipping the stockings to our troops.

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Blue Star moms pack 'love' for troops

The Philadelphia chapter of Blue Star Mothers spent an afternoon this week packing care packages for our troops overseas.

Staff photographer Bob Gurecki stopped by to capture the reasons behind what they do.


Thousands gather for wounded Marine homecoming

"It makes us proud to be here... to see the support for our boys and girls."   Lynn Cauthen, President of Blue Star Mothers Southern Piedmont Chapter Four

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