Our chapter was organized in August 2006 with six charter
members. Just a few years later, we have grown to over 150 members. Our mission is to
support our military personnel, our veterans, and to promote
patriotism. We also provide emotional support for our local military
families. We accomplish our mission by working in conjunction with the
Stark County USO to collect care package items, and mail them to currently
deployed troops. Over the past year, we have sent thousands of
care packages. It is our honor to provide and present gold
star service banners to local area families whose hero died while on
active duty. We continue to have numerous on-going campaigns to
honor our troops and veterans.
The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political
501c3 non-profit organization. We do not support any political candidate, nor do we
endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects
of America as does our organization.
Please join us
as we reach out to support each other, the brave men and women who
are preserving our freedom and the veterans who have gone before them !
Our Chapter Highlight
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of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
On January 22, 1942 the Flint News Advertiser printed a
coupon asking Mothers of serviceman to return the coupon after
filling it out. The following February 1st 300 mothers met in
the Durant Hotel, in Flint Michigan. Captain George H. Maines,
who had conceived the idea for this group, acted as the chair of
this first meeting. It was decided that after receiving 1000
responses from the ad to form a permanent organization.
Mothers of America circa 1945
On February 6th the organization was reported on
Congressional record. Chapters then formed in Michigan, Ohio,
Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, Iowa and
Washington. In June of 1960 the organization was chartered by
Mothers volunteered throughout the tough times of World War
II. They worked in hospitals, train stations, packed care
packages for soldiers and were an working part of homeland
security during times our time of war. The organization waned in
size over the years but has held together by mothers showing
pride in both their children and country. In recent times we
have began to grow in strength. Being attacked on our own soil
has once again started mothers hanging flags in their windows at
home proclaiming pride in the fact that we have children
protecting our freedom during at time of war.
Our organization not only 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.