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WilCo Blue Star Mothers

We are Chapter TX15 of Blue Star Mothers of AmericaInc.  We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) Department of Defense recognized Veterans Service Organization chartered on July 4, 2011.

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nondiscriminatory and non-profit organization.

Blue Star Mother

A Mother or Stepmother (since the child was of the age of 13) who has a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Services included are the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines.

 
Blue Star Dad (associate member)

A Dad is an associate member.  A Father or Step Father (since the child was of the age of 13) who has a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Services included are the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines.

 
Blue Star Associates

A spouse, sister, brother, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or friend of someone who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Services included are the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines.

Our Mission

Our mission is to honor our military sons and daughters through our service and commitment to one another,  our military communities, veterans and families of fallen service members in the Capital of Texas area through volunteerism and monetary donations.

History of Blue Star Mothers

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 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.

Meet the
Board

Terrie Walters Purser - Financial Secretary
Laura McClain - President
Barbara Wilks - 1st VP
Christa Fica - Treasurer
 
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