Cooking Classes for Vets information - click here
A cooking Class for Veterans, featuring ethnic foods.

Cooking Classes for Vets

Cooking Classes for Vets
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Holiday for Heroes information - click here
The Chapter organized a Holiday Adoption program for 55 local Military Families in need of some Christmas Cheer. With the generous help of many businesses and citizens who donated gifts and money, we coordinated with the Veterans Outreach Center and delivered the gifts to a central location where the families picked them up.

Truck for the Holidays

Truck for the Holidays
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Welcome Home Vietnam Vets! information - click here
The Town of Farmington held a Celebration for local Vietnam Veterans to partially atone for the poor reception many of these people received when they returned from the war. Blue Star Mothers as well as many other organizations also attended the event to express their support and appreciation

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home
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Emergency Packages for Marines information - click here
As our forces are being reduced in Afghanistan, some of the remote outposts have minimized stocks of personal items and also reduced the frequency of cooked meals, so the troops are partially subsisting on MREs. We were asked to send some "Goodies" such as snacks and personal items to tie them over

One of the Marines

One of the Marines who received our packages
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Canteen Re-Opening information - click here
After almost 5 years of exciting service to our country's veterans, active duty personnel, and families, we celebrated the Canteen refurbishment with a Grand Re-Opening. Many organizations and people attended, and we look forward to many more years of service.

Picture of Canteen

Blue Star Canteen
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Canteen Re-Hab information - click here
A major rehab of the canteen was donated by the Home Depot Corporation and their employees. The Corporation donated over $23,000 in materials and appliances, and hundreds of employees donated their expertise and time to construct and install the new materials. This included a new kitchen floor, appliances, painting and cabinets; the porch was painted, with new carpeting and new windows; most of the interior was repainted; they donated a new John Deere riding lawn mower; they redid much of the landscaping; and much more. Thank you so much for your extremely generous gift!

Home Depot Crew

Some of the Home Depot Crew
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Memorial For Sgt 1st Class Daniel Metcalfe information - click here
Memorial Service for a local Serviceman who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan. Presented by the Blue Star Riders.

Donation Presentation

Memorial Plaque
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Blue Star Riders Poker Run information - click here
The Blue Star Riders Poker Run stop at the Canteen for Breakfast. The Run is a Fund Raiser for the Blue Star Mothers and over 100 people attended.

One of the Bikes

Blue Star Riders
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Time Warner Cable Donation Presentation information - click here
Time Warner Cable Employees present Blue Star Mothers with a Generous Donation. Thank You TWC!.

Donation Presentation

Donation Presentation
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Armed Forces Day information - click here
Armed Forces Luncheon is an Annual Event that Celebrates the Birthdays of all the Armed Forces Branches.

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks
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Blue Star Family Day information - click here
An Event at the New York State Capital Building in Albany NY to Honor the Blue Star Families and declare May 13 as Blue Star Family Day.

State Legislature Resolution

NYS Legislative BSM Resolution
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Valentine's Cookies information - click here
Our Group made Cookies and distributed them to various departments at the Veterans Hospital to thank them for their support of the Vets and the Blue Star Mothers.

Valentine's Cookies

For the Veterans Hospital
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Annual Light of Love information - click here
Our Annual Light of Love Ceremony at Kershaw Park in Canandaigua honors those who served.

Christmas Tree with Stars with Pictures

Blue and Gold Stars
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Uno Restaurant Fund Raiser information - click here
Uno Restaurant provided their facility and their support by donating a percentage of their receipts to the Blue Star Mothers so that we may further support our Troops.

Uno's Restaurant

Uno, Our Host
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Blue and Gold Family Day information - click here
We hosted a Family Day to honor and remember those who gave all in defense of our Nation.

Flag Line in Front of Canteen

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Canteen Clean Up Day information - click here
Members and community volunteers team up for the Spring Clean Up Day.

A Volunteer Spreading Mulch

Working Hard
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Gary Sinise information - click here
The well known actor Gary Sinise from the movie "Forrest Gump" and the TV Show "CSI" is a great supporter of our Troops. He and his entertainment group "Lt. Dan Band" gave a benefit concert and invited some of our members backstage!.

Gary Sinise Performing

Performing for the Troops
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Spaghetti Dinner information - click here
One of our major annual fund raisers is held at the Canandaigua Academy.

People Enjoying Spaghetti at Canandaigua Academy Cafeteria

Enjoying the Food
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Packing for "Summer for Soldiers" information - click here
We mail boxes of hard-to-get personal items to our deployed troops.

People Packing Boxes for Deployed Troops

A Vet Packing Boxes
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Swing Dance information - click here
The Thompson Hospital Continuing Care Wing holds an annual Swing Dance to honor their Vets.

Residents Dancing

Enjoying the Dance!
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Sonnenberg_Garden Club information - click here
The National Garden Clubs of America erect a Blue Star Marker to honor troops past and present.

 Blue Star Members admiring the new Plaque

Blue Star Memorial Dedication

Trot For Troops 5K Run information - click here
A fund raiser for Operation Patriot.

Troops warming up for the run

Warming Up for the Run
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Garage Sale information - click here
Our Annual Garage Sale is a major fund raiser.

Examining the Garage Sale stuff

Lots of Stuff!
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Teddy Bears information - click here
Ontario County Sheriff distributed Teddy Bears Donated by Blue Star Mothers

Sheriff donated to bears to kids

Sheriff distributes Teddy Bears to kids