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Chisholm Trail Blue Star Mothers provide support for soldiers' families

Duncan_The Chisholm Trail Blue Star Mothers are set to become Oklahoma's 16th chapter.  The Oklahoma Blue Star Mothers chartered their first group in 2003 to support families of those who have a deployed soldier in their family.  The nonprofit group was born in 1942 when soldiers went off to battle in World War II.  Blue Star members in the past hung service star banners in their windows to identify themselves, and that tradition continues today.

The women all share a common bond.  They have loved ones who are soldiers.  Gay Lynn McCormick says after her son was deployed, she was searching for others in her community to share with.  "At first, it was it was about the desperation that a mom feels, and that feeling of being alone," she says.  But, the more I learned about this group, those feelings went to the side because this was giving me away to serve, and help my son as well as others."

Pat Fleming is another Blue Star Mother.  She says she didn't have a lot of support when her son was deployed to Iraq.  But, when she heard about the group, she found her calling.  "I felt it was very important to join and help get it started," she says.  The Blue Stars say sometimes people don't know how to get involved, even if they want to help. 

Jean Schalit says she remembers seeing blue stars hanging in the window during World War II, and it brings back memories seeing them again.  Fleming says the support means a lot both the mothers and soldiers.  "I hope to see stars on every window that has a son or daughter or family member in the military," she says.

The Chisholm Trail Blue Star Mothers meet the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Jonny's Restaurant in the Oak Tree Shopping Center off of Highway 81.  They say everyone is welcome to attend.

If you would like to learn more about the Blue Star Mothers, visit their website at www.bluestarmothers.org.  Or, contact the Duncan chapter at 580-656-0307.

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