January 08, 2014

Mrs. Kimball, Mrs. O'Shea & Mrs. Shifflett Go to Washington

So who are the Blue Star Families' boots on the ground?  They are our Chapter Directors and they are amazing ... truly hard-working and dedicated folks who answer the call again and again.  Meet a few of them and hear about a recent adventure they had in Washington DC.  

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April 13, 2012

White House Recognizes Operation Honor Cards and 21 Million Pledged Hours of Community Service

Posted 12:56PM on April 13 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (3) Categories: press releases | Tags: Blue star families, First lady, Joining forces, Operation honor cards, White house

Happy Anniversary to Joining Forces and bravo to all the folks who've pledged service in honor of our military through Operation Honor Cards.  Read on for deets! >>>

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August 25, 2011

Blue Star Families Named “Champion of Change” by White House

Posted 04:07AM on August 25 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (11) Categories: Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Blue star families, Champions of change, Suicide prevention, White house

Find out how a brilliant Op-ed piece became the catalyst for "Champions of Change." 

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July 26, 2011

The White House Twitter Town Hall and the Military

Posted 11:43AM on July 26 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (9) Categories: VIP | Tags: Defense spending, Employment, President obama, Social media, Twitter, Twitter town hall, Veterans, White house

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend President Obama's first Twitter Town Hall at the White House for Blue Star Families. I paid close attention to the tweets regarding the military, defense spending, and veterans.

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December 17, 2009

Lighting the White House Hannukah Menorah

Posted 20:29PM on December 17 2009 by Alison Buckholtz | User Comments (23) Categories: Alison Buckholtz, Deployment, Military Children | Tags: Alison buckholtz, Barack obama, Chanukkah, Michelle obama, Military families, White house

The scene was familiar, but not our place in it.  Last night, our military family had the honor of lighting the Hanukkah menorah at the White House, reciting the blessings over the candles, and meeting President Obama, Mrs. Obama, and Vice President Biden.

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