Dayton Blue Star Mothers

Proudly supporting our troops and veterans in the Miami Valley since 2004

Mission Statement

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.

If  severe weather events occur on Saturdays, for safety the troop center will likely be closed.  Posting the closure may not be possible in a timely manner so your understanding of the circumstances is much appreciated.

The Troop Center is still located at 6661 Clyo Road, Centerville OH in the KHN Medical Building in the left corner as you face the building coming into the lot.

About Us

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?

2019-2020 Miami Valley OH #3 Officers

Susan

Susan

President

Kim

Kim

1st Vice President

Linda

Linda

2nd Vice President

Susan

Susan

VA Support

Grace

Grace

Financial Secretary

Crystal

Crystal

Treasurer

Gail

Gail

Recording Secretary

Fawn & Kathy

Fawn & Kathy

Corresponding Secretaries

Sandy

Sandy

Troop List Coordinator

Hospitality

Chaplain

Devon

Devon

Troop Center Assistants

Our History

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.
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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.

Headquarters

6661 Clyo Rd, Dayton, OH

We’re interested in hearing from you!

Contact Us

Meeting Location

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.

The troop center is closed the first 2 weeks of July. Also closed  November 30th, December 21st & 28th in 2019.

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