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August 16, 2013

Change to the Blue Star Families’ Website Privacy Statement and Terms of Use

Posted 14:59PM on August 16 2013 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (11) Categories: Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Privacy statement, Terms of service

As part of our website Privacy Statement, we agree to keep you – our members – informed of any changes to the website terms of use or how we use your information.  Rest assured, we never sell your information to third parties. Ever. The change to our website terms is below:

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July 02, 2012

A Patriotic Pledge: Operation Honor Cards and the Kansas City Symphony

With the Fourth of July coming up, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to share this great video from the Kansas City Symphony's Celebration at the Station. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Kansas City Symphony asked Blue Star Families and Operation Honor Cards to join in their annual patriotic concert. Director of Programs, Loree Tillman, and her son Tyler joined them and asked the crowd to honor those who serve by pledging to volunteer in their community with Operation Honor Cards.

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June 28, 2012

Blue Star Musuems and the Art Institute of Chicago

Posted 16:09PM on June 28 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (11) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Military Children, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Art institute, Blue star museums, Stephanie himel-nelson

Chicago-style hot dogs, deep dish pizza, and the Art Institute ... MY kind of town and my kind of Blue Star Museum visit blog post!  Read on .... 

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May 24, 2012

We're Turning our Blue Star into Gold for Memorial Day

Posted 20:32PM on May 24 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (38) Categories: Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Memorial day

To honor our brothers and sisters who have lost so much, Blue Star Families is turning the blue star into a gold star for Memorial Day.

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May 14, 2012

Buy and Sell on eBay to Support Blue Star Families

Posted 08:26AM on May 14 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (3) Categories: Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Ebay, Fundraising, Stephen colbert

You can support Blue Star Families when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program. Here’s how:

You can find whatever you're looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support military families at the same time!

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December 21, 2011

Blue Star Families and Connie's Bakery Bring Joy to Families at Walter Reed Medical Center

Posted 11:36AM on December 21 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (217) Categories: press releases, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Blue star families, Connie's bakery, Neiman marcus, Walter reed

More than 40 volunteers turned out for a smashing holiday party at Walter Reed.  And no one was left out ... Neiman Marcus generously donated cosmetics for the moms and wives of injured service members. A big chocolaty thanks to Connie's Bakery too!  

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December 19, 2011

Social Media Guide for Military Families Launches

Introducing the Social Media Guide for Military Families!  This is the first comprehensive handbook for MilFams ... with the experts from Facebook! It's a must-read in today's online driven world! 

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October 31, 2011

The 2012 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is Here!

It's that time again! Time to tell Blue Star Families the issues that are most important to your military family. If you are a military family member, veteran or service member, BSF would like to hear from you.

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October 17, 2011

Blue Star Families Participates in Pew Research Center Panel Discussion

Posted 13:49PM on October 17 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (2) Categories: press releases, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Military civilian gap, Military families, Pew research center

Military families continue to impress our nation with their commitment and dedication.  Read more about our resilience and the landmark studies that support this notion! 

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September 06, 2011

The Mil Life: Raising a family in a post 9-11 world

Posted 17:21PM on September 06 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (0) Categories: Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Blue star families, Post 9/11, Washington post live chat

The Mil Life chat goes live tomorrow and it's going to be an amazing discussion.  Weigh in NOW by posting questions and comments about raising our kids in a post 9-11 world. 

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