Updated November 25th, 2022
VFW Post 4031 is proud to host the Blue and Gold Star Mothers meetings at our facility.
Blue Star Mothers
The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization. We do not support any political candidate nor do we endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does our organization. Links to our website do not represent an endorsement. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Here is a link to our website:
We are the mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard, or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our fallen heroes.
We have nearly 6,000 members from over 200 Chapters throughout the nation.
Gold Star Mothers
Who is a Gold Star Mother?
The question has been often asked, "Who is a Gold Star Mother?" During the early days of World War I, a Blue Star was used to represent each person, man, or woman in the Military Service of the United States. As the war progressed and men were killed in combat, others wounded, and some died of their wounds or disease, there came about the accepted usage of the Gold Star.
The Gold Star was substituted and superimposed upon the Blue Star in such a manner as to entirely cover it. The idea of the Gold Star was the the honor and glory accorded the person for his supreme sacrifice in offering for his country, the last full measure of devotion and pride of the family in this sacrifice, rather than the sense of personal loss which would be represented by mourning symbols.