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State Rep. David Martin speaks in support of Senate Bill 235, which would designate February 1 of each year as Blue Star Mothers Day in Michigan.

Rep. Martin votes to honor Blue Star Mothers with recognition every Feb. 1
RELEASE|June 13, 2024
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State Rep. David Martin today voted for a plan to show support and appreciation for Blue Star Mothers of America, an organization founded in Flint in 1942.

Senate Bill 235 would designate February 1 of each year as Blue Star Mothers Day in Michigan. Martin co-sponsored an identical measure in the House and gave a speech urging other legislators to support the measure.

“As a veteran, I understand firsthand the significance of the support and dedication that the Blue Star Mothers of America provide to our service members and their families,” Martin said. “Their tireless efforts to boost morale, provide care packages, assist homeless veterans, support wounded warriors, and honor our fallen heroes are truly commendable. I am honored to support this bill that recognizes and celebrates their profound impact.”

Blue Star Mothers of America was founded after 300 mothers of World War II service members first met at the Durant Hotel in Flint on Feb. 1, 1942 – eight weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The group received media attention and the idea spread rapidly, with Blue Star Mothers groups quickly popping up across the country.

Senate Bill 235 received unanimous support in both the House and Senate. It will soon be presented to the governor for her expected signature.

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