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The Blue Star Banner was designed in 1917 during World War I by an Army officer who had two sons serving on the front lines. This small banner, which officially measures 8.5" by 14", quickly became the unofficial symbol of a child in military service. Today, families with loved ones serving proudly display the banner in their windows, one star for each family service member, as a reminder to their communities that defending and preserving America's freedom demands much sacrifice.


Blue Star Flags are available for purchase at www.serviceflags.com.

The Blue Star Moms do not endorse any particular candidate nor any party platform at any level of government. We have not and do not allow any candidate to use our name or our members to promote their election. We do support bi-partisan legislation that improves the welfare of our active duty troops, veterans, and their families. We encourage all of you to exercise your right to vote and remember and thank those who have secured this liberty for you in the past and today.


On January 22, 1942 the Flint News Advertiser printed a coupon asking mothers of servicemen to fill out and return the coupon. 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 a working part of homeland security during 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 a time of war.

Our organization provides support for active duty service personnel, promotes patriotism, assists Veterans organizations, and assists in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong. Visit the Blue Star Mothers web site at www.bluestarmothers.org.

General meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month at:

Danville Veterans Memorial Building
400 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
7:00 - 9:00 pm
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P.O. Box 2537
San Ramon, CA 94583
ph: 925 775-5084
Tax Id# 84-1622728

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