As we celebrate our nation’s independence, we honor the sacrifices and dedication of military families like yours. Your strength and support are the backbone of our nation’s freedom.

As a military and Veteran service organization, we know firsthand that freedom isn’t free, and we stand in our commitment to support service members, Veterans, and their families. We are here to support you every step of the way, no matter where the mission takes you.

Four Ways to 'Do Your Part' this Fourth of July

Blue Star Families empowers communities to support military families year-round through initiatives focused on connection and community, job and economic security, and military youth well-being. Our goal is to ensure that every military family feels at home, no matter where in the world their duties take them.

Below are four ways you can ‘do your part’ to support our country’s military families – and check out more inspirational ideas here!

Do Your Part: Become a Blue Star Volunteer

With events happening down your street and across the nation, you can volunteer to further our mission to be the bridge between military and civilian communities. Plenty of opportunities can fit your schedule — from supporting holiday campaigns to helping us grow our social media presence, hosting meet-ups in your community, and more. And, learn how your neighborhood can welcome all military families by supporting Blue Star Welcome Week 2024!

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Do Your Part: Support Companies That Hire Military Spouses

For decades, military spouses have endured an unemployment rate of 20% or higher, three to four times higher than their civilian counterparts – this remains the top concern for active-duty spouse respondents for the sixth consecutive year. The 4+1 Commitment is a way for employers to voluntarily commit to improving military spouse employment outcomes – extend your support by patronizing those who have made this commitment, like Starbucks, T-Mobile, PenFed Credit Union, USAA, Nextdoor, Navy Federal Credit Union, Comcast NBCUniversal, Home Depot, Amazon, Lowe’s, Johnson & Johnson, and Humana.

What YOU Can Do: Every Little Bit Helps

Support military families in your neighborhood through small, thoughtful actions. Make a meal, bring up trash cans, help find a babysitter (or babysit), cut their grass, or invite them to your Fourth of July BBQ. These simple gestures can make a significant impact in helping our military families feel connected to their community. Check out a complete list of ideas here!


What YOU Can Do: Donate in Honor of a Loved One

Make a one-time or recurring gift to Blue Star Families’ work in honor of a loved one’s service and sacrifice. Your gift can support Blue Star Families’ efforts to ensure our service members are supported and thriving.

Join the nation's largest digital community solely focused on supporting military-connected families.

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Summer is in full swing and the Fourth of July is here! Independence Day is a day of profound significance for military families, intertwining the celebration of national freedom with personal experiences of service and sacrifice.


What is the significance of Independence Day?

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It marks the historical event when the Thirteen Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain.

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