Blue Star Neighbors Celebration

Blue Star Families Honors Americans Who Support Military Families

The Blue Star Neighbors Celebration is an annual celebration of the spirit of America – the kindness of military supporters across the country and their impact on the military family community.

The 2017 Celebration was a historic night that brought together people from all generations, all communities, and all backgrounds to unite in Washington, DC on March 22.

Our next Blue Star Neighbors Celebration will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Would you like to partner with Blue Star Families to support the 2018 Celebration? Anyone – companies and individuals – can get involved to help support military families. See the packet below or contact Alicia Downs at [email protected] for more information.


Blue Star Families programs, made possible by the support of Blue Star Neighbors, help ensure that military families can continue to thrive while they serve. Please consider making a gift to sustain our programs.



“I have such great admiration for Blue Star Families and the things you do to help these military families.” – Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter



2017 Awards:

Civil Leadership Award
The National Endowment for the Arts
MetLife Foundation

Constance J. Milstein Philanthropic Award
United Health Foundation

Blue Star Neighbor Lifetime Achievement Award
Rosalynn Carter

Blue Star Neighbor Award
Ken and Judy Osborne

Celebrity Chefs and Mixologist:

David Guas, Bayou Bakery | Coffee Bar & Eatery (veteran chef)
Robert Wiedmaier | Marcel’s (veteran chef)
Cathal Armstrong | Restaurant Eve (veteran chef)
Todd Gray | Equinox (veteran chef)
Joe Palma | Bourbon Steak
Chris Clime | PassionFish
Todd Thrasher | 
Bar PX

Thank you to our 2017 Celebration Sponsors