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.

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

12/07/2021

Today we remember the heroes lost 80 years ago. May their souls rest in eternal peace.

On Saturday, October 23, 2021 Chariots of Honor honored Senior Chief Petty Officer Remigio (Ray) Cabacar, USN (Ret) with...
10/24/2021
Birthday Honor Procession for SCPO, US Navy (Ret) Remigio “Ray” Cabacar

On Saturday, October 23, 2021 Chariots of Honor honored Senior Chief Petty Officer Remigio (Ray) Cabacar, USN (Ret) with a celebratory vehicle procession to celebrate the 94th birthday and honor his military service.
He is a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and a recipient of the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. A past commander of VFW Post 5471, District 1, Department of Maryland, comrade Ray continues to be a pillar of his community through his numerous volunteer work in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. His kind heart has touched and impacted so many in the area. Happy birthday SCPO Cabacar! We salute you! And may God bless you always.
Here is the link to the event video. Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1YlbbSjwE
#SCPOCabacar
#ChariotsOfHonor
#CarryingHonorThroughProcession
#DutyHonorCountry
#StillServing
#BeTheChange

10/18/2021

A grateful nation mourns the passing of an American Hero. May you rest in eternal peace Gen. Powell. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

If anyone would like to sponsor a wreath, please follow the link below.  The chapter receives $5 for every wreath sold t...
10/10/2021
Check-out the Wreaths Across America Page that I Support!

If anyone would like to sponsor a wreath, please follow the link below. The chapter receives $5 for every wreath sold through this link. Funds are used to send care packages to deployed service members and residents of Armed Services Retirement Homes. We also support many veteran organizations.

Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...

We captured the event on video! We hope you enjoy the story!Chariots of Honor would like to thank all who participated a...
10/04/2021
Chariots of Honor, Roy Jackson

We captured the event on video! We hope you enjoy the story!
Chariots of Honor would like to thank all who participated and attended yesterday’s (Saturday, October 2, 2021) honorary birthday procession for military veteran and Leesburg, VA resident Roy L. Jackson, which we celebrated of his 85th birthday and his military service.

Special thanks to the following organizations:
Fisher House Foundation
The Salvation Army USA
Leesburg Police Department - Master Police Officer Maupin
VFW Post 1177
VFW Auxiliary Post 1177
Leonard W. Kidd Memorial American Legion Post 2001
Rally4Vets
Reserve Organization of America

And individuals:
Susan Everhart
Robert Warren Hess
Joreida Torres
Jeff Jarkowski
Karen Kirkpatrick - Attorney and Counselor at Law

And most importantly all of Roy Jackson's family, relatives and friends, and Chariots of Honor supporters.
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#ChariotsOfHonor
#CarryingHonorThroughProcession
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSuZWtfjvS8

We hopeHi everyone!  to see you this Saturday to celebrate the birthday of military veteran Roy Jackson!! On Saturday, O...
10/01/2021

We hopeHi everyone! to see you this Saturday to celebrate the birthday of military veteran Roy Jackson!!

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, Chariots of Honor is hosting an honorary birthday procession for military veteran Roy L. Jackson, in celebration of his 85th birthday.

We invite everyone to participate in the veteran birthday honor procession.

Mr. Jackson honorably served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. During his time in the U.S. Army, he served in the 2nd Armored Division post-Korean War.

As an Airman in the U.S. Air Force, he served in various commands throughout the world supporting command, control, and global warning systems.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Meeting Location: Old Waterford Road in front of Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, Virginia

Meetup Time: 1:00 pm
Start Parade Time: 2:00 pm
End Parade Time: 4:00 pm

After the procession, all are welcome to wish Mr. Jackson a Happy Birthday at 204 Ayr Street, N.W., Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Note: COVID-19 social distance will be in effect accordingly.

#HonorProcession
#MilitaryHonor

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, Chariots of Honor is hosting an honorary birthday procession for military veteran Roy L. Jackson, in celebration of his 85th birthday.

We invite everyone to participate in the veteran birthday honor procession.

Mr. Jackson honorably served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. During his time in the U.S. Army, he served in the 2nd Armored Division post-Korean War.

As an Airman in the U.S. Air Force, he served in various commands throughout the world supporting command, control, and global warning systems.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Meeting Location: Old Waterford Road in front of Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, Virginia

Meetup Time: 1:00 pm
Start Parade Time: 2:00 pm
End Parade Time: 4:00 pm

After the procession, all are welcome to wish
Mr. Jackson a Happy Birthday at 204 Ayr Street, N.W., Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Note: COVID-19 social distance will be in effect accordingly.

Good morning BSM, I invite you to Fire-N-Dice Casino Night!Fire-N-Dice Casino Night is back!Saturday September 25, 2021 ...
09/16/2021

Good morning BSM, I invite you to Fire-N-Dice Casino Night!

Fire-N-Dice Casino Night is back!
Saturday September 25, 2021 from 7pm to 10pm
**UPDATE** In accordance with CDC guidance and in order to ensure the safest environment possible, this will be a mandatory mask event. All staff and guests will be asked to wear masks unless actively eating/drinking.
Tickets available at http://sterlingfire.org/casino
Sponsorships are available, email [email protected] for more information.

Fire-N-Dice Casino Night is back!
Saturday September 25, 2021 from 7pm to 10pm

**UPDATE** In accordance with CDC guidance and in order to ensure the safest environment possible, this will be a mandatory mask event. All staff and guests will be asked to wear masks unless actively eating/drinking.

Tickets available at http://sterlingfire.org/casino

Sponsorships are available, email [email protected] for more information.

Photos from Flight 93 National Memorial's post
09/09/2021

Photos from Flight 93 National Memorial's post

Military Appreciation Monday tomorrow, Old Brogue, Great Fall, VA. Please see the below message. ***A Special Note From ...
08/30/2021
Home | Semper Fi & America's Fund

Military Appreciation Monday tomorrow, Old Brogue, Great Fall, VA. Please see the below message.

***A Special Note From Bob Nelson***
Hi all,
With all the news coming out of Afghanistan, I have decided to do a special MAM dinner this coming Monday August 30th. The dinner will be raising funds for the Semper Fi and America's Fund. My purpose for choosing this organization is in recognition of the 11 Marines, one soldier and one seaman who lost their lives on Thursday. As in the past, we will be doing the dinner at the Old Brogue in Great Falls, Va. with two seatings, one at 5:00 and one at 6:30. I know it's really short notice, but I do hope you will be able to attend to honor these 13 and all the others who have lost their lives or been injured in what was America's longest war. Be sure to call the Old Brogue at (703) 759-3309 to make a reservation. Please share this however you see fit.

For those of you who can't attend but would like to send donations, you can do so by sending a check to:
Semper Fi & America's Fund
825 College Blvd, Suite 102 • PMB 609
Oceanside, CA 92057.
Please be sure to add: "Military Appreciation Monday 2021" at the bottom left of your check
or make an online donation by going to www.TheFund.org. They have asked that you include "Military Appreciation Monday 2021" with the online donation as well.

This show of support is precisely what our veterans and service members need right now. Madeline with the fund sent me a message saying she is grateful for this support since they know there will be many brave service members who will face a long recovery for injuries sustained in Afghanistan. The fund is also worried about the thousands of veterans who are experiencing difficulties and mental setbacks with the recent news.

The organization has also put together a new Welcome Home Fund for Afghan interpreters after many of our veterans reached out asking that we help the interpreters who have been by their sides for almost 20 years.

I wish to thank all of you who have made yourselves part of the MAM community for all these years. While the wars are over, those who served will need our help for many years to come.

The Semper Fi & America's Fund is dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. We deliver the resources they need during recovery and tran...

Our heart, thoughts and prayers to all involved.       🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
08/26/2021

Our heart, thoughts and prayers to all involved. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

As American Gold Star Mothers, our hearts are breaking as
we watch events unfold in Afghanistan.
We are offering prayers and support for the families and loved ones of Their Fallen Heroes. And we continue to pray for the safety of all the Service Members in harm's way.
We realize that there are no words that can adequately convey the sorrow that we and all that stand for liberty and justice are feeling at this time.

Empty chairs / ode to the missing of 9/11
08/22/2021
Empty chairs / ode to the missing of 9/11

Empty chairs / ode to the missing of 9/11

Empty chairs was a song written in 2020 in the aftermath of the events of the September the eleventh attack on the world trade center , with the survivors of...

Hello everyone! I have teamed up with a few friends and Afghans of DC. We have started a GoFundMe page for Afghan refuge...
08/22/2021
DMV Support for Afghan Refugees, organized by Tori Truesdale

Hello everyone!

I have teamed up with a few friends and Afghans of DC. We have started a GoFundMe page for Afghan refugees settling in Northern Virginia. Currently, there are 1000 refugees staying in 3 hotels in Sterling. These funds will be to helping them with food, shelter and whatever else that is needed. We are at almost $2500. Please donate what you can. Even a dollar makes a difference! Please share with your friends. Let’s come together as a community and do our part. May God bless you! Thank you for your time.

We’re partnering with Afghans of DMV to help fund the basic needs of Afghan refugees… Tori Truesdale needs your support for DMV Support for Afghan Refugees

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

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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