Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., joined with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., to introduce a resolution recognizing the month of August as the Blue Star Mothers of America Month.
This bipartisan resolution honors the Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., a nonpartisan and nonpolitical organization comprised of 11,000 members from 42 states.
“This resolution serves as a well-deserved recognition of appreciation for the massive contributions and sacrifice of the Blue Star Mothers, an organization that has been doing great work for our troops and veterans for the past 71 years,” LaMalfa said.
“At considerable personal expense, these women, in the spirit of patriotism, have provided the support and encouragement that our service members depend on as they serve to keep our country free and safe. I am proud to join colleagues from both sides of the aisle to honor these remarkable women and celebrate the contributions they have made to this great nation.”
Blue Star Mothers of America was founded as a patriotic service organization in 1942 with the mission of uniting mothers with sons or daughters in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Persons eligible for membership in the Blue Star Mothers of America include any woman who filled the role of birth mother, adoptive mother, step-mother, foster mother, grandmother or legal guardian of a service member who is currently serving or has served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
During his time as a member of the California state Senate, LaMalfa has authored legislation on behalf of the Blue Star Mothers of Nevada County, renaming a local bridge as the Gold Star Memorial Bridge in honor of three fallen Marines who were residents of the area.