WHO WE ARE:
The Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley is a local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) veterans service organization in central Arizona. Our chapter was originated December 2009, chartered in April 2010 and continues to be a strong organization made up of proud Moms who have, or have had children honorably serve in the military and have a desire to promote patriotism. Our organization is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization with a strong desire to fulfill our mission of supporting active duty and veteran service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. We are a very special group of women, who work hard to support our military. Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you have a child who is currently serving or has served in the military. Our fun loving group of Blue Star Moms would love for anyone to join us at a general meeting, packing party or scheduled event (check out the calendar for scheduled date and time of events).
Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. - The organization originated in 1942, during World War II, after a coupon was published by the Flint News Advertiser soliciting mothers of military servicemen. The positive response resulted in a gathering of women in Flint, Michigan at the Durant Hotel; this gathering February 6th, 1942 became the first official meeting and establish Blue Star Mothers as a permanent organization in the Congressional Record. In June of 1960 the organization was officially chartered by Congress. A Blue Star Moms unwavering love, appreciation and respect for our active duty military service men and women and veterans is manifested in all our good works. Together, the abundance of our love is seen in every package, letter and card we send to our military personnel and veteran.
OUR SERVICE FLAG:
This is the Service Flag for the Blue Star Mothers of America. It is hung in a front window by a Mom whose child is serving active duty during a period of war or hostilities. The blue star represents hope that our children will return home safely. The red border represents pride, extreme pride in our children for their dedication and devotion to our country. Multiple stars can be displayed on the flag; each star represents a child who is serving in the Armed Forces. In 1966, the Department of Defense made this flag the official flag that families can display to represent honor, hope and pride for their deployed family member(s).
WHAT WE DO:
Ensure that our active duty military and veterans know we love and support them.
Participate in ceremonies and events which honor, remember and support our military men and women and veterans.
Support our military moms
Honor those families whose children have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.