Blue Star Mothers of America offers support and fellowship to military mothers

| August 6, 2019

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Ohio Chapter OH 59 Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. is celebrating the 77th year of providing support to our service men and women. Originally founded in 1942 in Flint, Michigan with 600 mothers, BSMA has grown to more than 200 chapters and 6,000 mothers nationwide.

Blue Star Mothers of America’s original goal was to bring their sons and daughters home, ensure they received the benefits they deserved, help serve members’ families and help and support each other. Over the years, the goals have broadened, not just providing support for active duty service personnel, they promote patriotism, assist veteran organizations and are available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong.

Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization. We do not support any political candidate, nor do we endorse any religious organization. We are here to share our devotion to, our pride in, and support the efforts and sacrifices of our active duty military, guard, or reserves as well as our veterans through activities and community projects.

Some of the activities our local chapter participates in is all the local parades. We invite local veterans to ride on our trolley in these parades. We help with the veterans’ picnic in Zanesville and donate to various organizations to support our veterans and their needs. Blue Star Mothers meet the returning retired veterans that take the trip to Washington D.C. at Columbus Airport, offering support for their past service. David Dilly heads up this program here in Coshocton. You can always find us at our Coshocton County Fair booth in September. Blue Star Mothers participate in the Memorial Day as well as the Veterans Day programs. At Christmas time, they send packages to be deployed.

Membership is open to all mothers (birth, step, adoptive, foster, grand, or legal guardian) of a service member that is either currently serving or has been discharged from the armed forces of the United States. Come see how we are more than a national organization. We are family. Get plugged into a group who understands what you are facing. Come join our Band of Mothers. We welcome you with open arms. We meet the second Monday of each month at the Nazarene Church on Orange Street in Coshocton. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Contact President Sharon Burns at 740-502-0169 for more details.

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