We are a 501(c)(3) charity Veteran Service organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and made up of mothers who have or have had children serving our country in the military. Our chapter is affiliated with Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. and was formed to honor and serve Connecticut’s troops, Veterans, mothers of our military troops, Gold Star Mothers & Families, and to promote patriotism at home.
Our history begins in 1942, when Captain George H. Maines conceived the idea to form such a group and took to the newspaper to request mothers to complete and send in coupons identifying themselves as mothers of service men.
An overwhelming response gave rise to forming a permanent organization and within a short period of time, Blue Star Mother chapters were formed in 9 states and the selfless acts of service flourished. In June, 1960, Congress chartered this Organization.
Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers received our Charter on March 1, 2008. There were 8 Founding mothers of CT3 and by the end of 2008 we had more than doubled in size. Today CT3 has grown into an active, vibrant chapter that continues to serve active duty service men and women, military families, veterans, and Gold Star Mothers. We lend our support wherever there is a need to be filled. We proudly display the Blue Star Mothers service banner for our children serving in the Armed Forces.