Dayton Blue Star Mothers
Proudly supporting our troops and veterans in the Miami Valley since 2004
While promoting patriotism, the Miami Valley Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. (OH 3), supports our troops all over the world, our veterans, and each other.
Blue Star Mothers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Due to Upcoming Holidays, our Troop Center will be CLOSED on November 24, December 22 and 29.
Who We Are
We are mothers of honorably and medically discharged veterans serving in the military, guard, or reserve. Some of our children returned home with disabilities, while others made the ultimate sacrifice, teaching us and our families about the cost of freedom that we enjoy.
Who Can Join
You don’t have to be a mother to join our organization. We also recognize Blue Star Dads, as well as other family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, as Associate Members. It is the goal of Blue Star Mothers to help you find a way to show your support for the troops.
Honoring Our Heroes
Blue Star Mothers have children serving in all branches of service. We support each other, our veterans, our children, and our troops all over the world while promoting patriotism. Chartered in October 2004, we are a 501(c)3 non-profit service organization.
Showing Our Support
In 10 years of service, we have mailed over 12,000 care packages to troops deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Germany, and other countries around the globe. We are currently the largest chapter int he country, and are blessed every day with great community support.
Looking for a way to show your support?
On January 22, 1942 the Flint News Advertiser printed a coupon asking Mothers of serviceman to return the coupon after filling it out. The following February 1st 300 mothers met in the Durant Hotel, in Flint Michigan. Captain George H. Maines, who had conceived the idea for this group, acted as the chair of this first meeting. It was decided that after receiving 1000 responses from the ad to form a permanent organization.
On February 6th the organization was reported on Congressional record. Chapters then formed in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, Iowa and Washington. In June of 1960 the organization was chartered by congress.
Mothers volunteered throughout the tough times of World War II. They worked in hospitals, train stations, packed care packages for soldiers and were a working part of homeland security during times of war. The organization waned in size over the years but has held together by mothers showing pride in both their children and country. In recent times we have began to grow in strength. Being attacked on our own soil has once again started mothers hanging flags in their windows at home proclaiming pride in the fact that we have children protecting our freedom during a time of war.
Our organization not only provides support for active duty service personnel, promotes patriotism, assists Veterans organizations, and are available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong.
2018-2019 Miami Valley OH #3 Officers
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
3rd Vice President & VA Support
Fawn & Kathy
Troop List Coordinator
Devon & Penny
Troop Center Assistants
We’re interested in hearing from you!
Blue Star Mothers welcomes new members and visitors for our chapter meetings every second Monday of the month, beginning at 6:30 PM.
Address: 6661 Clyo Rd
Centerville, Ohio 45459
Open to the public most Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Summer Hours April through the end of September are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The troop center is closed the first 2 weeks of July. Also closed September 1st, November 24th, December 22nd & 29th in 2018.
Phone: (937) 671-8636 (please leave a voicemail – as this phone is used to retrieve messages and may be delayed)
Mailing Address: Blue Star Mothers
Miami Valley Chapter #3
PO Box 292722
Dayton, Ohio 45429