Monday, April 27, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
(Note: the May meeting is on the 3rd Monday of the month, due to the fact that the 4th Monday is Memorial Day)
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For the past 4 years, we have been registered sponsors for Wreaths Across America. We are starting our 2015 campaign early with the hopes of raising enough money to sponsor a wreath for every single veteran buried at Florence National Cemetery this December. For every 2 wreaths sponsored through Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina, Wreaths Across America provides a 3rd one for free. Check out our Wreaths Across America page for more information about the program.
Thanks to all who came out to our Pancake Breakfast at Fatz Cafe in Conway on Saturday, April 11th. We raised almost $450 for our 2015 Wreaths Across America campaign. We still have a long way to go to cover the grave of every one of the 11,000+ veterans buried at Florence National Cemetery, so we will be having more opportunities to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.
Our sincere gratitude to Beef 'O' Brady's in Carolina Forest, and all the following local businesses that generously donated for the silent auction at our fundraiser at Beef's on March 26th.
These are great supporters of our men and women in uniform:
Angelo's Steak House
Beef 'O' Brady's in Carolina Forest
Bi-Lo Surfside Beach
Family Kingdom/Splashes Waterpark
Hollywood Wax Museum
LaBelle Amie Vineyards
Legends in Concert
Legends Resort (golf)
Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf
Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Piggly Wiggly Surfside Beach
Sea Captain's House
Texas Roadhouse in Garden City, SC
That Curl Salon (Christi Smith and Panm Hudnall)
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
We are very happy to report that the total number of wreaths sponsored at Florence National Cemetery for 2014 was 4,176...an improvement of nearly 1,500 over the total for 2013. Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina, in conjunction with many local veterans groups who sponsored through us, provided 2,066 of the total 4,176. What an awesome accomplishment.
MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS SUCCESS!!!!!!
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!!
Florence National Cemetery, Saturday, December 13, 2014
Our 2015 Wreaths Across America Campaign will begin early in the spring, with hopes of achieving even higher numbers next year. Watch for more information.
Check out the details on our "Wreaths Across America" page.
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.