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As we prepare to celebrate 4th of July with our family and friends, Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg would like to send you our sincere appreciation for your sacrifice.


For 2 weeks in June we took a family vacation. We traveled to the mid-west. I had never been to the part of our country before, and definitely could not have imagined how the beauty of Wyoming, Colorado and many other states would affect both myself and my family. It was breathtaking.

As usual, my husband wore his Marine Corps hat throughout the entire trip. He likes to say hello to anyone and everyone who identifies themselves as a member of the military (present or retired). It is a sense of pride that I believe every member of the Military possesses.

During our trip, I was very humbled. We had an enormous amount of people go out of their way to tell my husband "Thank you for your service". And, of course, he graciously accepted their appreciation. What was very enlightening to me was my husband's response to everyone. He always made the same comment. "I appreciate your gratitude. However, my wife also served. She is the one who stayed behind and ran the household, raised our children and took care of everything so that I could go off and do my job".

As we celebrate another 4th of July, I'd like to say the same to you, as parents of a child who is serving our country. Thank you for your service. I know, first hand, that it isn't easy to have a husband (or child) away for the Holiday. And, you are not the forgotten person

Being the parent of a child who is serving in the military, no matter what the age of your child, you also serve your country. You are there for support for them when they need someone to talk to, someone to understand and, most importantly, you are the backbone of their support system. This is especially true if they are serving outside of the U.S.

Even if you don't understand the "why" and "how" of a situation, you are there for them to lean on and I'd like to say a personal Thank You for all of your support.

Freedom is not Free...and from my heart, and the Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg, we thank you for everything that you do to support your child.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you support you, please feel free to reach out to the Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg.

Linda
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Blue Star Mothers

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About Blue Star Mothers

Blue Star Mothers Fredericksburg is a community group that provides support to each other and local military families who have given their children to serve our Nation. We support every branch of the Armed Forces and it's veterans through patriotism, education and social events. We support our community and its active and deployed military through on-going service projects, including providing our servicemen and women with care packages. For more information about National Blue Star Mothers you can visit their website. To find our local chapter click here.

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.

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