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Your Military Sons and Daughters

It's that time of year again....

The Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg will be sending care packages to the troops that are deployed for the holidays. 

We do this two times a year - it brings smiles, tears and a "taste of home" to our troops during one of the hardest times of the year to be deployed. It is hard for our sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, husbands and everyone who is deployed. Care_Packages_Nov_2014.jpg

Putting together these special care packages has become a community event. The Blue Star Mothers has gathered items to put into these special boxes that include food, snacks, magazines, letters from our local elementary school children and so much more that mean to much to everyone deployed.

My husband still has the letter that our daughter wrote to him when he deployed to Desert Shield/Storn in 1990! Her letter will stay with him forever (if you know what I mean).

The Blue Star Mothers has a large team of volunteers who make this care package drive possible. What we are missing (this time around) are the names of those deployed. Rules and regulations have been put into place that restrict the names from being released to use in order to mail the care packages.

Do you have a child, relative, family member or friend who will be spending their holiday deployed outside the United States (this does not include those who are actively stationed outside the U.S. - such as Italy, Japan, Germany). If you know of anyone, please contact our chapter and let us know - we would love to send them some "love" from home for the holidays.

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**This picture is from our holiday care package drive last year - Thanks again to everyone who participated. We couldn't do it without your help and support. 

 

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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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