ACR 153 recognizes May as Blue Star Mothers of America Month in California
Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and the entire State Assembly honored and recognized the continued service and patriotism of California Blue Star Mothers with Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 153, which recognizes May 2022 as Blue Star Mothers of America Month in California. The Blue Star Mothers of America was founded as a service organization during WWII to unite mothers who had sons or daughters in the United States Armed Forces and continues to provide support for active duty service personnel and their families with over 7,500 members from approximately 200 Chapters throughout the nation.
“Coming off the heels of Mother’s Day, we recognize the enduring commitment, courage, and sacrifice that Blue Star Mothers display every single day to support our troops and veterans,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Through their tireless advocacy and volunteer work, Blue Star Mothers provide our men and women in uniform with invaluable services. We must strive to support mothers of active service members and veterans just as they support the heroes who serve and defend our country every day.”
“Thank you Assemblymember Salas and the Assembly for honoring us today,” said Lisa Bailey of the Central Valley Blue Star Mothers. “We are so grateful for California’s commitment to our organization. As Blue Star Mothers, we aim to support each other and our active duty military and veterans and coming to the Capitol to share our message is an incredible experience.”
The “Blue Star Mothers of America” name comes from the custom of families of servicemen hanging a banner called a Service Flag in a window of their homes during World War I, with a Blue Star representing a living family member serving in the military. The work of Blue Star Mothers of America includes providing support for active duty service personnel and their families, promoting patriotism, and assisting various veteran organizations, such as the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
ACR 153 designates the month of May 2022 as Blue Star Mothers of America Month to recognize and honor the dedication, sacrifice, and patriotism of Blue Star Mothers.