|History 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 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 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 a working part of homeland security during times 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 begun 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 time of war.
History of the Houston Area Chapter 2 .
Blue Star Moms Houston Area Chapter
Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc is a nonprofit service organization supporting each other, our children and promoting patriotism in the greater Houston area. The organization is open to Mothers and Fathers who have or have had children serving in the United States Armed Forces.We have an associate membership for any family member or friend of a military person also. Everyone is welcome!
No matter what branch of the military your loved one serves in, we are here for you! The date of our very first meeting was September 21, 2004.