Southwest Florida Blue Star Mothers - Chartered Chapter FL4, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
Southwest Florida Blue Star Mothers - Chapter FL4Making A Difference Supporting Active Duty Military, Reservists,
National Guard,
our Veterans and American Gold Star Mothers
Southwest Florida is a Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.,  which was  chartered in February 2009.

Our Chapter is performing above and beyond to accomplish projects that touch many lives in our military community both at home and deployed. Our membership continues to grow and we welcome you to join us in connecting with military families in southwest Florida and across the USA.  Come meet other Moms who have loved ones serving in our military, as well as Moms of Veterans who have served courageously and honorably and join us in our efforts to make a difference for our troops and Veterans.


It was a day to honor our American Gold Star Mothers in Southwest Florida. 

On Saturday, October 17, 2015 our Southwest Florida Blue Star Mother Chapter hosted an annual tea for AGSM's that was held in Sarasota at Marina Jack Sarasota Bayfront.

American Gold Star Mothers Tea, Sarasota, Florida

All of our Gold Star Mothers had a wonderful time of friendship and tea during our luncheon.

Each year we celebrate our AGSM's healing journey. We support them. We love them. We stand by them and honor their Fallen Heroes. They are forever in our hearts and prayers.

At this years luncheon we presented two Gold Star Mothers with their American Gold Star Flags to honor their son's and their sacrifice for our country.

Guest Speaker, Ted Smith, Sarasota County Veterans Commission President helped us honor the Gold Star Mothers of our Fallen Heroes with an inspirational message of hope and his plans that will pave the way to help our local Veterans.

Smith served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and is now helping Veterans in Sarasota County as his continued call to serve.

Ted Smith Sarasota County Veterans Commission President
Photo: Ted Smith, Sarasota County Veterans Commission President with wife Carol at Annual Gold Star Mother's Tea

The Annual Gold Star Mothers Tea would not have taken place without the support of the caring hearts of our sponsors. Our Blue Star Mothers would like to extend our gratitude to Deborah Coonts, Jerry Ford, Lou and Sue Santoni, Ken and Susan Vickery and Frank Walsh.

A special thanks goes out to Blue Star Mother Valisa Ward for coordinating the annual tea. The corsages, and handcrafted decorated martini glasses for the Gold Star Mother's were beautifully done. We appreciate all the volunteers that came together for the Gold Star Mothers. 

Sarasota National Cemetery Wreaths Across America
Photo: Wreaths Across America at Sarasota National Cemetery wreath tag

Wreaths Across America Day
December 2015


Thank you for joining us in remembering and honoring our Fallen Heroes and their families. Your support and participation in the wreath laying ceremony at Sarasota National Cemetery in December made a difference in our community. We are grateful to everyone for making this a successful event each year.

The funds we raised go towards our efforts to support our deployed military, local Veterans, Wounded Warriors and their families and supporting our Gold Star Mother in Florida.

Sarasota National Cemetery Wreaths Across America 2015

Sarasota National Cemetery Wreaths Across America

Sarasota National Cemetery Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone: 941.922.7200

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