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 Blue Star MothersMichigan. 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.
The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire is a local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) veterans service organization in New Hampshire. Our chapter was chartered in September 2005 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).