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Welcome To The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire
Becoming a Military Parent
On behalf of the Blue Star Mother's of America, it is with great honor that we welcome you into the journey of being a military parent!
We are there with you as you cross the bridge to becoming a Blue Star Mother and Father to support you in any way we can.
We are a support group, whose members consist of Mothers, Fathers, Spouses, Siblings, Grandparents, Extended Family and Friends of someone who has or has had a loved one in the military. We support each other, our military and veterans.
Since WWI mothers have hung "Blue Star Flags" in their windows while their children served in the armed forces especially during conflicts or wars.
To be a Blue Mother or Father is an Honor only your child can give to you. The Blue Star stands for hope and pride.
Becoming a military parent continues the life long journey ... of hope and pride. As when your child was born, you were filled with that hope and pride as well as excitement, anxiety, fear and great joy. As you step into the walk of being a military parent that journey continues and once again life changes. You find yourself noticing even more the patriotic symbols all around you, flying your United States flag with a different kind of pride. Thus "Supporting Our Troops" in a way you have probably never before.
Life changes, as your child will hold him or herself to a higher standard, you too will find it changes your life. Forever supporting your child in a different way with even more hope and pride for serving our country to keep our land free.
May you and your child be blessed while this journey of life unfolds!
Remember: "To be a Blue Star Mother or Father is an Honor only your child can give to you!"
Written by: Jean T. Duane
National 2nd Vice President ~ 2007
The Blue Star Mothers of NH, sponsor of the program - Wreaths at Boscawen – would like your help in placing wreaths in Sections 1K thru 1S and Section 3 on December 14, 2013 at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery starting at 10:30am. The wreaths being placed are 12" and will have a red ribbon. The wreath laying event will coincide with the day that the wreaths are placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.
This is an idea that started with a wish made by a Gold Star Family in 2007 that were facing their first Christmas without their son who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and was inspired by the wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery by the Worcester Wreath Company, the Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire decided we needed to answer their Christmas wishSoldier’s Helpers once again will be on hand with refreshments and hot drinks.At noon the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will hold a ceremony at the Circle of Flags in conjunction with Wreaths Across America. The ceremony coincides with similar ceremonies across the United States of America with placing ceremonial wreaths on the military service markers. We invite you all to stay and support the CAP and Wreaths Across America.We will return on or around the second Saturday in January, 2014 starting at 10:00am to help pick up all the wreaths and all are welcome to join us.
We are accepting donations to help us purchase a 12" Balsam Wreath with a four loop red bow. The wreaths cost is $6.50 and are purchased locally and will be delivered to the NH Veterans Cemetery on December 14th. You make your donation in Honor of or in Memory of someone that will be entered on our Tribute page. To learn more about the Wreaths for Boscawen visit our website: www.bluestarmothersofnh.org .
Please make checks payable to:
Blue Star Mothers of NH ~ Wreaths
11 Jameson Ave
Gilford, NH 03249
The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire would like to thank you for your support.
The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire want to say thank you mothers, fathers, spouses, children, cousins, aunts, uncles, godparents, grandparents, in-laws, and everyone else in the families of these brave military men and women.
May your love and strength be an ever glowing beacon for those who are in the military, whether they be shore duty, sea duty, training, just starting in boot camp, and especially to those fighting in the war.
Thank you for your sacrifices and I hope that if your sons, daughters, husbands or wives aren’t home yet that they return to you soon and safely. And for those who have lost their loved ones, we am truly and most sincerely sorry for your loss and we hope that the love of your families as well as appreciative people who support our troops helps you to cope and continue living each day with strength and blessing.
Links to our tribute sites for the fallen for political purposes is strictly forbidden.
The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire and the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. are a non-partisan, non-political organization. We do not support any political candidate nor do we endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does our organization. Links to our website do not represent an endorsement.
Copyright Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire ~ 2013