October 25th at 2 p.m. BLUE STAR MOTHERS- Formed in 1942-Tammy Gosselin, Vice President of Membership of the Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers CT-3, will speak on this little known group of mothers of deployed children and how they provide support for active duty service personnel, promote patriotism, assist veterans organizations, and are available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong.

Tammy Gosselin, Vice President of Membership of the Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers CT-3, will speak on the wealth of activities performed by this little known group. Mothers volunteered throughout the tough times of World War II. They worked in hospitals, train stations, packed care packages for soldiers and were an working part of homeland security during times 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 at time of war. Blue Star Mothers support each other when their children are deployed. They provide support for active duty service personnel, promotes patriotism, assists Veterans organizations, and are available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong. The organization was first formed on January 22, 1942 when 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 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