Tuesday, January 3, 2012

STARS AND STRIPES: Blue Star Mothers Bill Signed Into Law

– On Dec. 30 the President signed into law a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in the Senate and Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) in the House to expand membership in Blue Star Mothers of America to more mothers of current or former military service members.
In Lake Havasu City, the Blue Star Mothers Chapter AZ-1 is very active. They participate in the Patriot Guard Riders’ Welcome Home and Deployment missions to recognize the sacrifices our local servicemen and women are making. In addition to participating in many community events, the group also collects donations of personal items from the community to send out care packages to Lake Havasu active duty serving overseas.
All Mohave County mothers, foster mothers, grandmothers, or female legal guardians of someone who is presently serving, or has ever served, in the U.S. military are invited to attend a meeting of the local Blue Star Mothers chapter. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2, 2065 N. Kiowa Blvd. Anyone with questions may call 928-715-2761.

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