Blue Star Mothers are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the Military, Guard or Reserves, or have children who are Veterans. Blue Star Mothers support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. The Blue Star Mothers focus on our mission every single day and will never ever forsake our Troops, our Veterans or the Families of our Fallen Heroes.
The Blue Star Mothers were founded 74 years ago in 1942. After receiving over 1000 responses to an ad run in the Flint News Adviser, 300 Mothers of Military Members met for the first time on February 1, 1942. At that meeting it was decided that this would become a permanent group because of the wide interest. On February 6th,the Blue Star Mothers organization was reported on the Congressional record and in June 1960 Congress chartered the organization. There are currently over 6,000 members from over 200 chapters across our Nation.
The Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers were started by five local Marine Moms and held their first meeting in February of 2016. Currently there are about 15 members and we are hoping to grow.
Meetings are held at the Warrenville VFW Post 8081 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm to 9:00pm
For information, please contact our President Jacque O'Conner
@ Chicagolandbluestarmothers@gmail.com or 630-717-0521