Blue Star Mothers of Northern Virginia

Blue Star Mothers of Northern Virginia We are a proud and patriotic group of mothers of military servicemembers and veterans. We support one another and our troops. The Northern Virginia Chapter of The Blue Star Mothers of Northern America, Inc.
(3)

is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization. We do not support any political candidate nor do we endorse any religious organization. We are a 501(c)3 Organization.

is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization. We do not support any political candidate nor do we endorse any religious organization. We are a 501(c)3 Organization.

Operating as usual

Join AGSM National on Saturday 25 September 2021 for their annual 2.2-Mile Military Su***de Awareness Walk in Washington...
08/05/2021

Join AGSM National on Saturday 25 September 2021 for their annual 2.2-Mile Military Su***de Awareness Walk in Washington DC. Can't Make it to DC?? Join them Virtually on Facebook LIVE. Get your 2021 AGSM Military Su***de Awareness T-Shirt TODAY! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/agsm-military-suicide-awareness
#AGSM #agsm_national #SayTheirNames

Join AGSM National on Saturday 25 September 2021 for our annual 2.2-Mile Military Su***de Awareness Walk in Washington DC. Can't Make it to DC?? Join us Virtually on Facebook LIVE. Get your 2021 AGSM Military Su***de Awareness T-Shirt TODAY! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/agsm-military-suicide-awareness
#AGSM #agsm_national #SayTheirNames

08/05/2021

If you enjoy driving... fast.... well, here is your opportunity to prove you have the skills! VetsRally4Vets is hosting the first ever track cross competition on the Jefferson Circuit at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia, to raise funds to provide companion dogs for veterans with PTSD. Our competition will take place on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

To register for the race:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2021-vets-rally-4-summit-point-raceway-jefferson-vetsrally4vets-856222

For detailed information regarding the race, see our flyer below or check out webpage www.VetsRally4Vets.com

Spread the word about the event and challenge other drivers to compete in the competition. Remember, it is all for a good cause!

#VetsRally4Vets
#SummitPointRaceway
#JeffersonCircuit

The United States Coast Guard was formed on August 4, 1790 as the Revenue Marine. On January 28,1915, the modern day Coa...
08/04/2021

The United States Coast Guard was formed on August 4, 1790 as the Revenue Marine. On January 28,1915, the modern day Coast Guard was formed with the merger of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life Saving Service. Today, the Coast Guard acts as the country's coastal defense and conducts maritime search and rescue and law enforcement activities.

The Coast Guard falls under the Department of Homeland Security, however, during wartime, the president can transfer their assets to the Department of the Navy. In virtually every war and conflict the United States has been involved in, the president has done just that. The Coast Guard was involved in WWII prior to the United States entering the war when they were sent to the North Atlantic to patrol after Germany invaded Denmark.

The motto of the Coast Guard is Semper Paratus meaning, Always Ready. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard are indeed always ready to put themselves in harms way and to protect the United States and to keep us safe and secure. This August 4th, we wish them all a happy birthday. Stay safe!

#SemperParatus
#HappyBirthdayUSCoastGuard

The United States Coast Guard was formed on August 4, 1790 as the Revenue Marine. On January 28,1915, the modern day Coast Guard was formed with the merger of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life Saving Service. Today, the Coast Guard acts as the country's coastal defense and conducts maritime search and rescue and law enforcement activities.

The Coast Guard falls under the Department of Homeland Security, however, during wartime, the president can transfer their assets to the Department of the Navy. In virtually every war and conflict the United States has been involved in, the president has done just that. The Coast Guard was involved in WWII prior to the United States entering the war when they were sent to the North Atlantic to patrol after Germany invaded Denmark.

The motto of the Coast Guard is Semper Paratus meaning, Always Ready. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard are indeed always ready to put themselves in harms way and to protect the United States and to keep us safe and secure. This August 4th, we wish them all a happy birthday. Stay safe!

#SemperParatus
#HappyBirthdayUSCoastGuard

AGSM Military Monday: Olympic excitement continues 24Aug - 5Sept with the Paralympic Games in Tokyo!  The USA Team inclu...
08/02/2021

AGSM Military Monday: Olympic excitement continues 24Aug - 5Sept with the Paralympic Games in Tokyo! The USA Team includes Military Heros. Check out their stories...
#agsm #agsm_national #SayTheirNames

On this day in 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and Saddam Hussein's subsequent refusal to withdraw his troops sparked the Pers...
08/02/2021

On this day in 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and Saddam Hussein's subsequent refusal to withdraw his troops sparked the Persian Gulf War, in which an international force led by the United States quickly defeated Iraq.
#IraqInvadedKuwait1990

On this day in 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and Saddam Hussein's subsequent refusal to withdraw his troops sparked the Persian Gulf War, in which an international force led by the United States quickly defeated Iraq.
#IraqInvadedKuwait1990

Photos from Chariots of Honor's post
08/01/2021

Photos from Chariots of Honor's post

In the July/August edition of Ashburn Magazine is the article about Ashburn, VA resident COL Johnson, the last Tuskegee ...
07/15/2021
Ashburn Magazine | July/August 2021

In the July/August edition of Ashburn Magazine is the article about Ashburn, VA resident COL Johnson, the last Tuskegee Airman. He is an inspirational person!

Side note: My colleagues and military veterans and VFW Post 1177 comrades, Eric and Thomas, manage the non-profit Chariots of Honor, which we honor our veterans through procession. We are committed to “Carrying Honor Through Procession." We support veterans from the Armed Forces with vehicle processions in their communities and show that Our Nation never forgets their service.

#COLJohnson
#TuskegeeAirman
#DutyHonorCountry
#ChariotsOfHonor
#CarryingHonorThroughProcession
#StillServing
#BeTheChange
#InspiringFutureGenerations

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a celebratory procession for a WWII veteran.
[email protected]

https://issuu.com/leesburgtoday/docs/ashburn_july_august_2021/26

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Ashburn Magazine | July/August 2021, Author: InsideNoVa, Name: Ashburn...

Timeline Photos
07/01/2021

Timeline Photos

What should you use to set off fireworks? 🎆 🎇 ✨

Well, fire works. Just be safe.

Remember to watch fireworks from a distance this #July4.

#InternationalJokeDay

06/28/2021

Reminder that Military Appreciation Monday kicks off again this evening. The location is Mission BBQ, Sterling VA location. Starts at 6:00 pm. Hope you can attend.

Happy birthday, U.S. Army.The Army is marking its 246th birthday today. The event is being commemorated with the annual ...
06/14/2021

Happy birthday, U.S. Army.

The Army is marking its 246th birthday today. The event is being commemorated with the annual wreath laying in Washington, D.C. including the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff and Sergeant Major.

The U.S. Army was founded on June 14, 1775 - more than a year before the Declaration of Independence - when the Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the Colonies for one year. Prior to that day, colonies had their own militias with no unified chain of command from place to place.

#246thArmyBirthday

Happy birthday, U.S. Army.

The Army is marking its 246th birthday today. The event is being commemorated with the annual wreath laying in Washington, D.C. including the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff and Sergeant Major.

The U.S. Army was founded on June 14, 1775 - more than a year before the Declaration of Independence - when the Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the Colonies for one year. Prior to that day, colonies had their own militias with no unified chain of command from place to place.

#246thArmyBirthday

Photos from Chariots of Honor's post
06/06/2021

Photos from Chariots of Honor's post

Good morning!  Today is the eve of Memorial Day....Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of M...
05/30/2021
Taps

Good morning! Today is the eve of Memorial Day....

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
#MemorialDay
#Taps
https://open.spotify.com/track/5aRhp24NYxZKtmN5GRigH3?si=51e4e00f8e7b4eb3

United States Coast Guard Band · Song · 2013

Once again VA5 chapter participated in Our Community Salutes, which was held last night. This event celebrates high scho...
05/28/2021

Once again VA5 chapter participated in Our Community Salutes, which was held last night. This event celebrates high school seniors who have enlisted in the military. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Photos from Fans and Patrons of Mission BBQ's post
05/27/2021

Photos from Fans and Patrons of Mission BBQ's post

Chariots of Honor is proud to announce our new web page, ChariotsOfHonor.comIf you know of any military veteran who woul...
05/23/2021
Chariots of Honor Celebratory Procession

Chariots of Honor is proud to announce our new web page, ChariotsOfHonor.com
If you know of any military veteran who would like a birthday celebratory procession, please contact us.
[email protected]
#ChariotsOfHonor
#CarryingHonorThroughProcession
#DutyHonorCountry
#StillServing
#BeTheChange

Chariots of Honor Celebratory Procession

MISSION BBQ STERLING, VA ARMED FORCES DAY 2021
05/16/2021
MISSION BBQ STERLING, VA ARMED FORCES DAY 2021

MISSION BBQ STERLING, VA ARMED FORCES DAY 2021

A wonderful Armed forces day at Mission BBQ in Sterling, VA. Thank you to Loudoun County Sheriffs Office (LCSO) Honor Guard for their presentation of the Col...

05/16/2021
#ArmedForcesDay#May15
05/15/2021

#ArmedForcesDay
#May15

#ArmedForcesDay

Thank you to all our military moms who are serving our country and communities.
05/10/2021

Thank you to all our military moms who are serving our country and communities.

Timeline Photos
05/09/2021

Timeline Photos

On Mother's Day, we recognize the sacrifice and support of military mothers.

Two such women are Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) staff members Cmdr. Joanna Johnson and Shirley Russell, who both served as NMCP family practitioners. After serving on active duty in the Nurse Corps, Russell retired as a commander in 2011 from NMCP. Russell pinned rank on her daughter, Johnson, during her promotion ceremony to commander from lieutenant commander; Russell used her silver oak leaf insignia from her time on active duty to pin her daughter. “It means a lot because you never know how far you're going to come, and when you think about it, it's pretty special,” Johnson said.

We thank and celebrate all military mothers and service member mothers for their support and sacrifice. Happy Mother's Day!

Never Forget❤️
05/09/2021

Never Forget❤️

Proudly wearing our colors today.  Happy Mother’s Day to all my sisters!
05/09/2021

Proudly wearing our colors today. Happy Mother’s Day to all my sisters!

Proudly wearing our colors today. Happy Mother’s Day to all my sisters!

Photos from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post
05/02/2021

Photos from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post

Thank you to everyone who spent today with us to celebrate Col Johnson's birthday!  It truly was a beautiful day for a v...
05/02/2021
COL. ( Ret.) Carl C. Johnson 95th Birthday Celebration

Thank you to everyone who spent today with us to celebrate Col Johnson's birthday! It truly was a beautiful day for a vehicle birthday procession and to see all the smiling faces and love from all who attended. We love you all. Here is a video of today's event, which we hope you enjoy and become inspired to be the change in the world!

#COLCarlCJohnsonTuskegeeAirmanBirthday
#InfiniteValor
#BeTheChange

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xl2mbo9unv1i7wj/Colonel%20Johnson%2095th%20Birthday%20.MOV?dl=0

This was the community Celebration of Tuskegee Airman, and 30 year Veteran of the United States Army, Colonel (Ret.) Carl C Johnson.

Saturday, May 1, 2021:Counting down to COL Johnson birthday procession. T minus 2 hrs and 25 minutes. We are staging veh...
05/01/2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021:
Counting down to COL Johnson birthday procession. T minus 2 hrs and 25 minutes. We are staging vehicles at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School

#COLCarlJohnsonBirthdayTuskegeeAirman

#REDFriday
04/23/2021

#REDFriday

#REDFriday

Timeline Photos
04/19/2021

Timeline Photos

Address

Fairfax, VA
22030

General information

We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Blue Star Mothers of Northern Virginia posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Blue Star Mothers of Northern Virginia:

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Fairfax government services

Show All

Comments

Helping Vietnam Veterans
Looking to spread the word on this amazing event. If you know Vietnam Veterans, please invite them. We are in need of volunteers to line our red carpet as we welcome Vietnam Veterans as they arrive. Thank you!
The United States Vietnam War Commemoration Program is an important way to honor these veterans. Please come and learn more about the program. All welcome!
Blue Star Mothers of Northern Virginia- Please join a newly created FB Group called Blue Star Mothers (VA-5) Members Only. This private group will allow us to discuss privately upcoming events, planning, etc. Once you request to join, an administrator will confirm you are a member of VA-5 and will approve you to join. Looking forward to connecting with everyone in VA-5! We have some wonderful and impactful things planned for this year! Michaela https://www.facebook.com/groups/2554838317887987/
To my fellow Blue Star Moms
THE MAKING OF A MILITARY MOM~ When the good Lord was creating mothers, he was into his fifth day of overtime. An angel appeared and said, “You’re having a lot of trouble with this one. Why not use the standard model?” And the Lord replied, “Have you seen the specifications on this order? Give birth to a child that will become one of my warriors; instill values of duty, honor, and country into them from birth while teaching them to be compassionate and loving; safeguard this treasure through flu, sickness, cuts and scrapes knowing that she can’t be with them when country calls; embrace them but let go of her precious gift to perfect strangers; brighten their day when all seems confused not knowing the pain they are enduring; have the patience of a saint when waiting for them to return home; and have two sets of shoulders to handle the weight of both love and uncertainty.” The angel shrugged slowly looking down and said, “two sets of shoulders… no way!” And the Lord answered, ”Don’t worry, we’ll make other military mothers to help carry the burden. Besides it’s not the shoulders that are causing the problem, it’s the heart. It must swell with pride, sustain the ache of separation, beat on steadily when it’s too worried to do so and be large enough to say, “I Understand” when it doesn’t. “Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve gently. “Come to bed… finish this tomorrow!” “I can’t,” said the Lord. ”I’m so close to creating something special and unique. Already I have one who heals herself from within; can send joy a thousand miles away in just a small box; able to cheer them up with one phone call and can wave good-bye from a pier, a car or off a runway and understand that it is important to her country that they leave.” The angel circled the model of the military mother very slowly. “It’s too soft,” she sighed. “But tough,” said the Lord excitedly. “You cannot imagine what this woman can do or endure.” “Can it think?” “Can it think? It can home school if need be” Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.” “It’s not a leak,” said the Lord. “It’s a tear.” “What’s it for?” asked the angel. “It’s for joy. Sadness. Disappointment. Pain, loneliness and pride!” “You are a genius,” sighed the angel. The Lord looked somber and replied, “I didn’t put it there." Author Unknown