Michigan House Republicans
Rep. Johnsen votes to honor Blue Star Mothers of America
RELEASE|June 14, 2024
Contact: Gina Johnsen

State Rep. Gina Johnsen has voted in support of a plan to show support and appreciation for Blue Star Mothers of America, an organization founded in Michigan in 1942.

Senate Bill 235 would designate February 1 of each year as Blue Star Mothers Day in Michigan. Johnsen co-sponsored an identical measure in the House.

“The Blue Star Mothers of America are dedicated to supporting our heroic service members and their families,” Johnsen said. “They go to great lengths to boost morale, provide care packages, assist homeless veterans, support wounded warriors, and honor our fallen heroes. I’m honored to support this bill recognizing and celebrating their profound, selfless efforts.”

Blue Star Mothers of America was founded after 300 mothers of World War II service members first met at the Durant Hotel in Flint, Michigan on Feb. 1, 1942 – eight weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The group received media attention and the idea spread rapidly, with Blue Star Mothers groups quickly popping up across the country.

Senate Bill 235 received unanimous support in both the House and Senate. It will soon be presented to the governor for her expected signature.

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