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Blue Star Mothers in Minnesota

The Blue Star Mothers have been working hard for Minnesota's members of the armed forces. In the past year, the Twin Cities formed three chapters in the metro area where there had been none before.

Now metro moms and other family members are supporting their family over seas along with Minnesota's other nine chapters. Blue Star Mothers send tastes of home to deployed troops such as cookies, handmade blankets, holiday trinkets, among others. They also have coordinated pen-pal programs with schools and visited wounded soldiers in VA hospitals.

The St. Paul chapter is the newest group to form. It has 42 members, adding to the north metro chapter's 75 members and the south metro's 59.

The Blue Star Mothers are a patriotic non-profit organization of people with children (or other loved ones) who are serving or have served in the military.

Check out the Star Tribune's coverage of the Blue Star Mothers.