Blue Star Mothers of America

Blue Star Mothers of America
Port Orchard, WA 98366
United States


Description
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.

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.

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 is available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong.

South Sound Washington Blue Star Mothers

PO Box 2156
Port Orchard, Washington 98366
Description South Sound Washington Blue Star Mothers WA8
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month
@ 7:00pm at the Port Orchard Subway
435 SW Sedgwick Rd, Suite 105
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Serving Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston & Mason Counties
Chapter President: Tiffanie Miner
Email President.WA8@bluestarmothers.us
Phone 360-865-1440
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