Monday, November 25, 2013
No meeting in December!!
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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina is a registered sponsor for ordering Christmas wreaths to be placed at Florence National Cemetery. For every 2 wreaths ordered, we receive an extra one for free. They are only $15 each (far less than the cost of a dinner out with your family), so please help us honor our veterans and teach our children respect for the sacrifices our service men and women have made to protect our freedoms. Click here for more information on the program and how to order wreaths.
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina is "gearing up" for our Halloween and Christmas Hero Box collections and packings. If you know someone in the military who will be deployed over the holidays, please contact us to submit their name and address, and we will add them to our mailing list!! Receiving a little "touch of home" over the holidays can really "make their day!" Submit the information, along with your contact information, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our wonderful Myrtle Beach community for its continuing support of our efforts on behalf of our service men and women who are deployed around the world. Being in harm's way and away from home and family over the holidays is only part of the sacrifices they make on a daily basis...Sending a little "touch of home" is so easy and is very much appreciated by the recipients.
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!!!
Beef 'O' Brady's in Carolina Forest was the site of our last fundraiser on Thursday, October 17th. Thanks to the generosity of Beef's, who donated 25% of the food sales, we received a check for $500!! Many thanks to those who came out to support us and participated in the silent auctions. We made $757 from that, all of which was earmarked for Wreaths Across America. What an AWESOME community we have here in Myrtle Beach.
Thanks to Krogers in Carolina Forest for allowing us to collect items on Saturday, September 7th, to include in our Halloween Hero Boxes. We collected 19 large containers of "goodies" and $610 in cash to help with the postage. The Hero Boxes will be packed on Sunday, October 13th, at the American Legion in Murrells Inlet, and will be mailed the following week. Can't wait to get the pictures of our troops enjoying these gifts from home!!
Sam's Club in Myrtle Beach was the site of a collection on Saturday, September 21st, to stockpile items for our Christmas Hero Box mailing. Again, we thank them for the oppotunity to utilize their premises for this activity, which was also highly successfull. Our storage unit is bursting at the seams, and we collected another $630 toward the postage. We will be packing up those Hero Boxes on Sunday, November 17th, at the American Legion in Murrells Inlet. Thanks to the Legion for their ongoing support of all our activities.
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina was honored to sponsor the 2nd annual Gold Star Mothers Service on Sunday, September 29, 2013. We were pleased to honor 4 Gold Star Moms, all of whom spoke of their grief and how they have coped with their losses. We were reminded that all members of the family feel the loss and that they continue to need the support of the community. It was highly emotional and a great opportunity for the public to express their gratitude for the sacrifices made by these families and their children. Thanks to those who attended and showed their support.
Thanks to The Moose Lodge 1959 on Burcale Road for providing the venue for this event, and thanks to Coccadotts in Surfside Beach for providing special gold star cupcakes; HGTC Culinary Arts Department for providing delicious mini-tarts; Food Lion bakery department at Belle Terre for providing a beautiful sheet cake; LaZelles Flower Shop in Myrtle Beach for providing corsages for our guests; and to Blue Star Mother Patricia Kiernan-Burgess for making a beautiful Gold Star Banner cake.
Check out our "Home Comings" page to see pictures of the Welcome Home event for the Honor Flight on August 28, 2013 (in honor of local World War II veterans), and also for Korean War veterans upon their arrival home from a trip to Washington, DC. They attended the national recognition ceremony on July 27, 2013, marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice .
The veterans say these events represent "the welcome home they never received"...what an honor to have been able to thank them for their service on these occasions.
Memorial Day Weekend
What a great weekend we had to honor our fallen heroes. On Friday night, a group of Wounded Warriors arrived in town for a break from the hospital routine. Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina marched in the Myrtle Beach Parade on Saturday morning, and were also special guests at the Pelicans baseball game on Sunday night. Finally, we participated in a Memorial Day service at the Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge on Monday morning.
We must never forget that "All gave some....Some gave all..." to keep us the "Land of the Free, Because of the Brave."
See other pictures of Blue Star Moms under
"Event Photos...More Event Photos"
Also see pictures of our MilitaryChildren
under "Photos" and "More Photos"
On Sunday, June 9th, we packed up 125 Hero Boxes to ship to our men and women in uniform serving all over the world. We are only able to do this because of the generosity of all our supporters--
If you know someone who is deployed, please send us their name and address for our next mailing. Please include your contact information so that we can follow up with you to ensure the information remains current. Submit your information to:
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.