Gateway Blue Star Mothers

GBSM was chartered in May of 2014 as a chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. (BSMA), a private nonprofit organization that provides support for mothers who have sons or daughters in the U.S. Armed Forces.  BSMA was originally formed during World War II, and the name came from the custom of families of servicemen hanging a banner called a Service Flag in a window of their homes.

Membership is open to mothers, grandmothers, adoptive mothers, foster mothers, and female legal guardians; who have children currently serving or children who are veterans.

GBSM are proud military mothers honoring our children supporting them from the homefront through service missions such as Cookies for the Troops, Care Packages and Birthday Greetings from their “Blue Star Moms”.  We also support our Veteran Community by attending Honor Flight Welcome Homes, volunteering at the VA facilities and attending VA Functions, and supporting various Veterans Groups around our area.  Additionally we support various Gold Star organizations in our community.

Gateway Blue Star Mothers are made up of mothers in the Greater St. Louis Area (defined as the combined statistical area) serving the Missouri Counties of Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis (including St. Louis City), Warren & Washington and the Metro East Illinois Counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe & St. Clair.

Become a Member

We’d love for you to join us!  If you’re interested in more information, please contact us now!

For more information on membership in Gateway Blue Star Mothers, please contact Janelle, our New Member Chairpersons at  Or if you’re ready to join, please click Join Now.  You’ll be redirected to Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.  Click join now and select Gateway Blue Star Mothers, Chapter MO4 as your Chapter.  Join Now