Welcome to the San Diego North County Blue Star Mothers website. We are all very proud of our children whether they are active duty or veterans. All have stepped up to the call of their country and we will always be here to support them and their families. We welcome friends and other family members to join our organization also as there is always room for more patriotic support and care for all our troops, foreign and domestic.
Our chapter was founded in Escondido, CA in 2005 when a son told his mom about this support organization. We have been very active ever since. Members of our chapter live locally, in other states and even in other countries. We are a chapter that is part of the National Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. which was founded in MI during WWII.
Our parent organization, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian, non-discriminatory and non-profit 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. Our mission is to support through service:
- United States military personnel who serve or have served honorably and their families
- Veterans organizations
- Causes that will benefit military personnel
We hope that you will take the time to look through our web site. If you have a family member or friend in the military, we are here for you. If you are a proud American and want to do something to help, we are developing projects that will tell you how you can make a difference.
In January of 1942 the Flint News Advertiser printed a coupon asking Mothers of serviceman to fill it out and return it. That following February 300 mothers met for the first time. It was decided after receiving more than 1000 responses from the ad that a permanent organization should be formed. In June of 1960 the organization was chartered by Congress.
Blue Star Mothers of America is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization being non-political, non-partisan and we do not endorse any religious organization.
The Blue Star Service flag was designed in 1917 by an Army Captain in Ohio whose 2 sons were serving on the front lines. It quickly became the unofficial banner of having a child in service. Each blue star representing a child serving. It is hung during a time of war and we as Blue Star Mothers still proudly display this service flag in our widows letting all who see it know that we support those who are dearest to us as they offer themselves in the service of our great country. It is a reminder of the courage and commitment of our sons and daughters.
A blue star becomes gold if a service member is killed or dies while on active duty. We never want to forget our Gold Star families whose children don’t come home.
Serving proudly as the 2021/22 National Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Officers:
Stacy Anders, President
Rebecca Stafford, 1st VP
Karen Stillwell, 2nd VP
Cheree Barrett, 3rd VP
Brenda Ternullo, 4th VP Pro Tem
Doreen Berggren, Recording Secretary Pro Tem
Lucie Cutts, Financial Secretary
Diane Evans-Vance, Treasurer