Monday, November 17, 2014
(Meeting to be held 3rd Monday of November, due to Thanksgiving holiday during the 4th week of November)
No Meeting in December 2014
Monday, January 26, 2015
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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
There are only 2 weeks left in our 2014 campaign!! Please honor and remember our veterans buried at Florence National Cemetery with a beautiful evergreen wreath this holiday season...just like the ones placed at Arlington National Cemetery. For every 2 wreaths ordered at $15 each, Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina will receive a 3rd one for free, as part of its sponsorship agreement with Wreaths Across America. This is a small price to pay to honor those who gave so much for our freedom.
Our goal is to one day have a wreath for every single veteran buried at Florence National Cemetery...that's over 11,600 graves at present. Wouldn't it be a beautiful expression of our thanks for their service and sacrifice? Remember.....Freedom is NOT Free!!
You can still download the sponsorship form and submit it with your check, as long as we receive the order before Monday, November 24, 2014. Alternatively, you can order on-line until Monday, December 1st.
The wreath-laying ceremony is at noon on Saturday, December 13th. The public is invited to attend and participate in laying the wreaths.
Check out the details on our "Wreaths Across America" page.
HERO BOX ADDRESSES NEEDED!!!
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina is gearing up to mail Christmas Hero Boxes to our men and women in uniform who will be deployed or stationed outside the United States over the holidays. If you know of someone in the military who is expected to be outside the United States until at least mid-January of 2015, please send us their complete name and address, their anticipated deployment dates, as well as your contact information, by no later than November 9, 2014.
Information may be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your assistance will help ensure that someone will receive a little touch of home for the holidays.
GOLD STAR MOTHERS DAY SERVICE
Thanks to all who helped make our 2014 Gold Star Mothers Day a big success. We had 8 Gold Star Mothers in attendance, and many from our Grand Strand community who came out to show their support for the sacrifices made by these mothers, their famililes, and their children - who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
A great big THANK YOU to
WILD WATER AND WHEELS
for once again selecting Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina as the beneficiary of their great generosity. The staff and the employees, most of whom are students working there for the summer, campaigned and collected over 2,500 pairs of socks for us to send to our deployed men and women around the world. You can't imagine how much they appreciate receiving a pair of clean, DRY, socks!! Thanks so much to Karen Pierce and all the wonderful folks at Wild Water & Wheels in Surfside Beach. Be sure to patronize our friends and neighbors who support our military men and women!!
A special thanks to UNIVERSAL STORAGE SOLUTIONS in Surfside Beach, which has generously provided Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina with a complimentary storage unit for the coming year. This is a tremendous help to us, allowing Blue Star Mothers to collect LOTS OF GOODIES and store them until our next Hero Box packing event. THANK YOU to Managers Mindy and Bill Houston!!!
See other pictures of Blue Star Moms under
"Event Photos...More Event Photos"
Also see pictures of our MilitaryChildren
under "Photos" and "More Photos"
We symbolize our support through blue star flags displayed in the windows of our homes during wartime and we actively support our troops through a variety of loving, creative ideas.
Links to other Blue Star Mothers groups:www.bluestarmotherssc.comLexington, SC
If you have a loved one in any branch of the military and need a shoulder to lean on in these uncertain times, we are here for you. Our members are at all different stages of their loved one's military careers and can help you with your questions and concerns.
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.