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Upcoming Events

  • 4th Annual Remember the Troops Golf Tournament
    4th Annual Remember the Troops Golf Tournament
    Thu, Sep 12
    Madera
    Sep 12, 2024, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Madera, 43369 Ave 12, Madera, CA 93636, USA
    Sep 12, 2024, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Madera, 43369 Ave 12, Madera, CA 93636, USA
    Join us for a fun-filled day of golf to help raise money for our United States Troops! Tickets for individual players and teams are available. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
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  • REMEMBER THE TROOPS Package Drive
    REMEMBER THE TROOPS Package Drive
    Sun, Dec 03
    Clovis
    Dec 03, 2023, 8:00 AM – Dec 04, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Clovis, 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612, USA
    Dec 03, 2023, 8:00 AM – Dec 04, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Clovis, 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612, USA
    Central Valley Blue Star Moms' annual package donation drive, which will run from September 11 through December 2nd. Packaging of boxes will occur on December 3rd. Please join us in sending, hopefully, 400 care packages for members of the U.S. military who will be deployed during the holidays!
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  • REMEMBER THE TROOPS Donation Drive
    REMEMBER THE TROOPS Donation Drive
    Mon, Sep 11
    Location is TBD
    Sep 11, 2023, 7:00 AM – Nov 11, 2023, 11:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Sep 11, 2023, 7:00 AM – Nov 11, 2023, 11:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    "Remember the Troops” is the theme of the Central Valley Blue Star Moms' annual package donation drive, which will run from September 11 through November 11. The goal of the drive is to create at least 400 care packages for local members of the U.S. military who will be deployed during the holidays!
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  • 5K Miles for our Veterans
    5K Miles for our Veterans
    Fri, Jul 28
    Virtual Event
    Jul 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – Jul 30, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Jul 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – Jul 30, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Funds raised from this event will be donated to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs to help Veterans get support they need from trained service dogs.
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  • Remember the Troops Package Drive
    Remember the Troops Package Drive
    Sun, Dec 04
    Clovis
    Dec 04, 2022, 8:00 AM
    Clovis, 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612, USA
    Dec 04, 2022, 8:00 AM
    Clovis, 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612, USA
    Help us send essentials to our local deployed troops during the holidays and show them love and appreciation from back home. If you plan on helping, please wear your BSM shirt and arrive at 8am for set up! Packing of boxes will begin at 3pm!
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  • VA Hospital Tree Decoration
    VA Hospital Tree Decoration
    Thu, Dec 01
    Fresno
    Dec 01, 2022, 4:00 PM
    Fresno, 2615 E Clinton Ave, Fresno, CA 93703, USA
    Dec 01, 2022, 4:00 PM
    Fresno, 2615 E Clinton Ave, Fresno, CA 93703, USA
    Join CVBSM and our local veterans by starting Christmas off right! Please wear your BSM shirt if you plan on assisting with decorating the veterans' tree!
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  • Chapter 10 Member Meeting - Zoom
    Chapter 10 Member Meeting - Zoom
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Nov 18
    ZOOM
    Nov 18, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    ZOOM
    Nov 18, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    ZOOM
    Member meeting to discuss Chapter 10 details, upcoming events and much more! If you are new, feel free to join us and reach out!
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  • CVMD Veteran's Dinner
    CVMD Veteran's Dinner
    Fri, Nov 11
    Clovis
    Nov 11, 2022, 4:00 PM
    Clovis, 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612, USA
    Nov 11, 2022, 4:00 PM
    Clovis, 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612, USA
    Moms will be assisting during the dinner, please be in uniform if you plan on attending!
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  • Package Drive " Remember the Troops"
    Package Drive " Remember the Troops"
    Sun, Sep 11
    Clovis
    Sep 11, 2022, 12:00 AM – Nov 11, 2022, 11:50 PM
    Clovis, 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612, USA
    Sep 11, 2022, 12:00 AM – Nov 11, 2022, 11:50 PM
    Clovis, 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612, USA
    Package drive to collect nonparishable items to the men and women serving our country. This event provides many opportunities for you, to help serve our local troops!
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The Service Flag

The Service flag is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in.

In 1917, President Wilson approved a suggestion made by the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defenses that mothers who had lost a child serving in the war wear a gold gilt star on the traditional black mourning arm band. This led to the tradition of covering the blue star with a gold star on the Service flag to indicate that the service member has died.

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Most flags were hand made by mothers across the nation to show military support. One of the most famous flags was that of the five Sullivan brothers who all perished on the U.S.S. Juneau.

In 1960 Congress chartered the Blue Star Mothers of America as a Veterans Service Organization and in 1966, the Department of Defense revised the specifications for design, manufacture and display of the Service flag.

The Service Flag is an indoor flag and should be flown facing out from the front window of the home or organization.

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