LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday adopted Senate Resolution 10, honoring the Blue Star Mothers of America and the work they do for our nation’s veterans.
Blue Star Mothers are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have a family member serving in the military. The organization was originally founded in Flint in 1942 and has grown to every corner of the nation.
SR 10, sponsored by Sen. Rick Outman, commemorates Feb. 1, 2021, as Blue Star Mother’s Day in the state of Michigan.
“The Blue Star Mothers of America do tremendous work both honoring and caring for the men and women who served this nation,” said Outman, R-Six Lakes. “They honor those who gave their lives, visit injured service members in the hospital, and help care for and provide support to families who have lost a loved one. The work they do has countless untold benefits and I don’t believe the good in their hearts can even be quantified.”
The resolution had a host of bipartisan co-sponsors and was formally adopted by the Senate.
“While we can never truly display our gratitude for their children’s bravery and sacrifices, we can certainly honor the organization’s mission and raise awareness about the work they do,” Outman said.