- Who we are: Military Moms with children representing all branches of the military.
- What we do: Support our members and other military families. Display loyalty and patriotism to our country.
- Service: Assemble "Packages From Home" care packages for our local deployed troops to ensure that our troops are not forgotten ; attend and participate in Veteran's and Memorial Day events.
- Social: Attend monthly meetings and special events. We sponsor 'Hometown Hero Homecomings" to give our community the opportunity to meet true heroes and welcome home the service members of our registered members.
First Chapter in Pinal County
Tracy Davis and Lisa Durst had been hard at work during 2012/2013 trying to get a new Blue Star Mothers chapter started in Maricopa, Arizona.
On November 13, 2013, the new Maricopa Blue Star Mothers became a reality. The group was officially designated as Blue Star Mothers, Chapter AZ7 and our group is the first and only one in Pinal County, State of Arizona.
The Blue Star Mothers of America is a non-partisan, non-political organization. We do not support any political candidate, nor do we endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does our organization. The goal of our organization is to concentrate on providing emotional support to its members, doing volunteer work and supporting our veterans and their families, and generally fostering a sense of patriotism and respect for members of the Armed Forces.Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
About Blue Star Mothers of America
On January 22, 1942 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.
On February 6th the organization was reported on Congressional record. Chapters then formed in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, Iowa and Washington. In June of 1960 the organization was chartered by congress.
Mothers volunteered throughout the tough times of World War II. They worked in hospitals, train stations, packed care packages for soldiers and were a 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.Back to Top
Meeting Schedule and Location
We meet at 6:30PM the second Monday each month
Maricopa Chamber of Commerce
44870 W. Hathaway Ave #5
Maricopa, AZ 85139.