On January 22,1942, the Flint News Advertiser printed a coupon asking Mothers of service men to return the coupon after filling it out. The following February 1st, three hundred mothers met in the Duran 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 after receiving 1000 responses from the ad to form a permanent organization. On February 6th the organization was reported on the Congressional record. Chapters then formed in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, Iowa, and Washington. In June, 1960 the organization was chartered by the U.S. Congress.
Mothers volunteered throughout the tough times of World War II. They worked in
hospitals, train stations, packed care packages for the soldiers and were a working part of homeland security during times of war. The organization waned in size over the years but is held together by mothers showing pride in both their children and country.
In recent times we began to grow in strength. Being attacked on our own soil once again mothers started hanging flags in their windows at home, proclaiming once again our pride, as we have children protecting our freedom during wartime.
Broken Arrow Chapter 5 was founded in March, 2003. Each month we prepare between 100-300 care and hug packages to ship out to Troops across the world. These packages contain a variety of items donated by the community and businesses or purchased by monetary donations The contents are accompanied by letters of encouragement from the community. We thank our community for their support because without them we could not complete our mission. Our supporters efforts are appreciated by our men and women in uniform.
If I know someone who is currently deployed can the Blue Star Mothers send a Care Package to them?
Yes! Just share with us their APO/FPO address and an approximate return date and we will add them to our mailing list.
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