We are a 501[c] 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.
Our Chapter has a rich history of serving active duty service men and women, Veterans and their families.