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Join us as we speak to members of the Blue Star Mothers of America. They will give us information on what is needed for Care Packages that they are putting together to send to our soldiers and airmen and how you can become a member of the Blue Star Mothers.
On January 22, 1942 the Flint News Advertiser printed a coupon asking Mothers of servicemen 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.
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 congress.
The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political organization. They do not support any political candidate, nor do they endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does our organization.
They are mothers who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military. They are a non-profit (501[c]3) Veterans service organization supporting our military children while promoting patriotism.
The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is authorized by Title 36, Chapter 305 of the United States Code (36 USC 305); Section 943, as of January 26, 1998.
There are 18 chapters in the state of Oklahoma.
Their National Convention will be held in Washington D.C. on August 9-13, 2011
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