We are moms in and around the Rochester, NY area who now have or have had sons and daughters honorably serving in the United States military. Our mission is to support one another and all members of the Armed Forces and their families through a variety of activities and events. We are strictly non-partisan and non-political.
The Blue Star Mothers of America is a Congressionally-chartered, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting America’s military, veterans, and their families, and to foster patriotism. The Rochester, New York Blue Star Mothers Chapter 8 was founded on April 16, 2011.
We sent nearly 400 pounds of personal care items, snacks and valentine wishes to deployed troops in the Pacific, Afghanistan and a hospital in Kosovo in February. It was possible because of heartfelt donations from a grateful community. Each box costs approximately $15 to ship. Thanks to our wonderful corporate sponsors and our wonderful community for helping to make this happen!
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US AT firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (585) 350 7272
I Am A Blue Star Mother
I am the mother of a United States Service Member.
My child gave me this title.
I will give him a heart full of wonder at his accomplishments and a voice that praises his desire to serve.
I will place my faith in his military training and in God’s protection
I will give him the prayers that will follow him where I cannot.
I will be strong when I want to cry and brave when I want to cower.
He will know that I am behind him every step of the way.
Because I bear the title of Mother of a United States Service Member.
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Are you a mother or stepmother who has a son or daughter actively serving and/or who has been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces? Services include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines. A membership application and $20.00 annual dues must be submitted. To join, click here. For the registration form, we are Rochester NY Blue Star Mothers and our Chapter # is NY8
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Harris Corp, Lincoln Financial Advisors, Wegmans, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Rochester Red Wings, Amerks Hockey, VanBortel Chevrolet, Kodak VetNet, John Marshall Class of 1966, Veterans Outreach Center, Buffalo Wild Wings and our many Private Donors
About the Author
Elaine Lowry Brye grew up as an army brat, married an Air Force pilot, and ultimately became a mom to four military officers, one each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For the last thirteen years she has been mentoring parents as they make the adjustment to military-parent life through the USNA Parents List Serve and in other online forums. Her professional life has included a bachelor's degree in medical technology; a master's in business; training in Air Force ROTC; and certification as a science educator. In 2010 she spent a year teaching in Kabul, Afghanistan, gaining her own experience in a war zone. The role she is most proud of, besides being a mother, that has taken her to the White House and to the stage of the Democratic National Convention is that of mentor and supporter of military families.