September: Send cards to our Gold Star Mothers for Gold Star Mother’s Day.
October: Provided food and helped serve at the Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt held at Chester Woods Park in Rochester
November: Festival of Trees event, we decorate a Christmas tree with a military theme. The trees are bid on and the proceeds help support Hiawatha Homes Foundation, they provide support services to people with disabilities.
December: Our Annual Gold Star dinner was held Dec. 17th at the Canadian Honker Restaurant in Rochester, a free meal is provided for 10 -12 area Gold star families, private donations help us make this happen.
In December we also help with Wreaths Across America every year although this year we had a snow storm and were unable to participate.
January: Treats were brought to Iron Springs Ranch for a Gold star family event.
April: We help serve the Kasson steak fry at the Kasson American Legion usually the 1st Saturday in April.
May: We give cards and plants to our Gold Star mothers for Mothers Day.
June: Rochester Fest Parade
July: We help serve at the Pizza Ranch in Stewartville.
August: Kasson Freedom March Parade. In August we also represent the BSM at Tee it up for Troops
Ongoing throughout the year:
Once a month we provide pizza to the OHG (Operation Hometown Gratitude) high school kids who pack care packages to send to our troops.
We go to Pine Island Middle School every quarter and talk to a Military Hero Class (an 8th grade military awareness class) about what the Blue Star Mothers organization.
We have helped at Stand Downs, Military, Police and Firefighter appreciation days held in August at the Universal Marine and RV.
Our organization not only provides support for active duty service personnel, promotes patriotism, assists Veterans organizations, and are available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong.