In February 1942, mothers of servicemen responded to a newspaper request and formed the Blue Star Mothers of America Inc.
Today it continues as chapters have begun to increase in membership.
Since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, the members have continued to support each other and their sons and daughters who are protecting our country. Buckeye Military Moms, Chapter 9, was chartered Feb. 15, 2007.
The chapter offers families of service personnel an opportunity to stay connected, tell stories and show love and pride for their children serving their country. The national organization, as well as the local one, is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization.
Projects include ongoing solicitation of donations and the assembly of care packages for troops overseas and at home. Pictured here are Deb Waltz and Gail Smith, Grandview Heights members of Buckeye Military Moms, Chapter 9.