Blue Star Families
July 1, 2011
I have personally seen the stellar support that BSF provides to military families and the impact it makes on the morale of the service members and their loved ones. The Books on Bases Program, which is tailored to encourage education and reading amongst military children, went out of their way to bring the program far from a base to my unit stationed on independent duty. It was reinforced to our unit kids that they are an important part of the military family and that their service too is vital. To know that BSF sees no boundaries, really speaks to the true character of their organization and reveals their true passion in supporting families no matter how far away they are. In addition, the Operation Appreciation program has allowed civilians to serve their troops with a simple thank you that speaks volumes. By allowing people to take pen to paper and share their feelings about what the service of the military means to them, it helps bridge the gap between our civilian and military communities. This organization works 24/7 to be a solid foundation for innovative programming for our community.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
their participation of my family readiness events- Books on Bases & Operation Appreciation. Also, my family will be attending museums for the Blue Star Museums program which we look forward to every year. No matter which duty station the Marine Corps takes us to, there is a museum that welcomes us through this program.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The only change would be to make sure more people know about the amazing resources it provides
Volunteer & I am helping to organize a 9/11 Memorial Event, review resource briefs, and recently, submitted a blog.