Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire
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BSMs of New Hampshire is an organization consisting of any military branch family member and friends supporting all branches of the military
In Remembrance

We wish to remember and extend our deepest sympathies to all Gold Star Families. May we always remember those who gave all for our country.



Projects we Support

"As an American asked to serve, I was prepared to fight, to be wounded,to be captured and even prepared to die, but I was not prepared to be abandoned."
(Former POW Eugene "Red" McDaniel -
Source: VVnW POW/MIA Page)


For more information ~ Northeast POW/MIA Network
Honor Flight New England is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all of their sacrifices. Through generous donations we transport our heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials AT NO COST TO THE VETERAN. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

The Chaplain’s Emergency Relief Fund is there to assist the families of service personnel, regardless of branch and provides temporary financial assistance to families in need.  The Chaplains Emergency Relief Fund "CERF" is a 501c3 [Tax ID# is available upon request] and is managed by New Hampshire National Guard Chaplains. 

99.5% of the contributions made reach the military families in need.  Grants provided to families are considered a gift and do not have to be repaid.  The majority of grants given to families are for significant needs such as housing, utilities, auto repairs and medical expenses. 

In the last 3 years, the CERF has helped 310 families with their urgent and pressing needs through the generosity of New Hampshire citizens, Churches, Family Readiness Groups, Corporations and Businesses from all over of New Hampshire.

For more information contact Susan Peterson at (603) 548-8787

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Small, Med., Lg, XLG, 2XL, 3XL and cost $15.00/each. $10.00 if you are a military family.

100% of the proceeds goes to benefit the CREF

"got heroes" tee's are available by contacting: Blue Star Mom



Yellow ribbons have almost disappeared and many that remain are worn and faded.    Yellow Ribbon Icon
Has American Pride faded like our ribbons ?  

Displaying yellow ribbons is one of the ways we can show respect for our  troops and their families.  

It takes so little on our part to display yellow ribbons, yet it means so much to our troops.  
Work in your neighborhood and community to put up more yellow ribbons for our troops to see.  

This is a great way to say "Thank You" to the troops returning home and "Come Back Soon" to the ones being deployed.

When you purchase your Ribbon from a military group ALL monies go to supporting the troops! If you need to replace your Yellow Ribbon email us Blue Star Mothers of NH

Military Parent Support Groups

Your child is in the Military, Now what do you do?

You are invited to join one of the many Military Family Support Groups

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Manchester Military Parents Group

When: Meets the Third Wednesday of the Month.  

Where: Manchester Armory.          

Time: 6:00pm                          

For further information contact: Kathy Jerome:

POW Recognition Day

When : Third Friday of September

POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldiers.

The first official commemoration of POW/MIAs was July 18, 1979. It was the result of resolutions passed in Congress. The first national ceremony was held on this date. Over the next several years, it was held in varying dates of the year. Finally, in 1986, The National League of Families proposed the third Friday in September as a day to recognize and remember POW/MIAs. This date was selected, as it is not associated with any wars. Each year, the president of the United States issues a proclamation on this day.

Did you know? Federal law requires the POW/MIA flag to be flown on the following days:

  • Armed Forces Day, May 16
  • Memorial Day, May 25
  • Flag Day, June 14
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • POW/MIA Day, 3rd Friday of September
  • Veterans Day, Nov. 11

You will also notice the POW/MIA flag flown at all US Post office buildings, Veterans Administration, military memorial facilities, and many U.S. government buildings.

Please take a few moments today, to remember our missing soldiers, and those held as prisoners of war. Attend a ceremony in your area. Say a prayer for POWs and MIAs. Also, write to your senators and congressman to urge continued and increased effort towards bringing every service man and woman home. POW Recognition Day History

Do you know how many POW/MIAs we have from New Hampshire?
How many POW/MIAs are there from this conflict?

World War II
NH Prisoners Who Died in Captivity

Ash, Wesley
Balukevicuis, Waldo
Bodnar, Stanley, L.
Brokenshire, Herbert C.
Browne, Charles J.
Chase, Robert P.
Corcoran, James L.
Corliss, Irving A.
Crandall, Robert W.
Cuss, John A.
Douglass, Francis M.
Edwards, Houston E.
Falardeau, Robert C.
Gay, Burt C.
Gervais, Joseph F.
Gilbert, James W.
Hall, George W.
Hall, Robert S.
Henson, Dudley A.
Hodgkins, Jr., Ray K.
Leighton, Harry R.

Lemelin, Albert L.
Lund, Elliott R.
Marston, William H.
Maynard, Roland J.
McLaughlin, Patrick T.
Nourse, Jonas E.
Packard, Henry H.
Papienuk, Adolph S.
Pease, Jr., Harl
Picard, James J.
Pierce, Charles R.
Pineau, Austin J.
Prescott, Paul H.
Rivet, Louis J.
Rush, Douglass B.
Ryder, John F.
St. Laurent, Joseph N.
Stearns, Frederick A.
Sullivan, Josheph A.
Young, Peter M.
Korean War
NH Prisoners Who Died in Captivity

Ashley, Francis W.
Botsford, Philip A.
Charles, Madison F.
Curley, Jr., George A.
Dick, Myron G.
Dubay, Gerald L.J.
Dunham, Leland R.
Fleming, Frederick E.
Fletcher, Robert S.

Frazier, Reginald E.
Hesseltine, Jr., Herbert A.
Jordan, Paul H.
Pelletier, Joseph N.
Richard, Elmer P.
Ritter, Wallace F.
Robillard Joseph A.
Sidney, Alfred H.
Tremblay, Aurel
Vietnam War
NH Prisoners of War

Lowny, Clyde D.
Badolati, Frank A.
* Burnett, Sheldon J.
Helmich, Gerald R.
Mulleavey, Quinten E.
Page, Jr., Albert L.
* Stickney, Phillip J.
Sullivan, Robert J.

*remains returned

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