Midlands Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is an organization
of mothers who now have, or have had, children serving in the military. We are
a non-profit (501[c]3) service organization supporting each other and our
children while promoting patriotism.
The purposes of the corporation
( As stated in the U.S. Code as of: 01/26/98; Title 36;
Section 943; )
- to perpetuate the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., and
the memory of all the men and women who have served our country as members of
the Armed Forces; the further object of this organization shall be patriotic,
educational, social, and for service;
- to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the
United States; to educate our members and others not to divulge military,
naval, or other Government information;
- to assist in veterans' ceremonies, to attend patriotic
rallies and meetings; to foster true democracy; to care for the unsupported
mothers who gave their sons to the service of the Nation;
- to aid in bringing about recognition of the need of
permanent civilian defense for each community and to ever be alert against
invasion of un-American activities;
- to uphold the American institutions of freedom, justice,
and equal rights, and to defend the United States from all enemies.
Our military is made up of individuals who have volunteered to serve their country no matter the level of sacrifice. Our service men and women come from all walks of life and yet they all possess the same unique desire and dedication to serve our country. Not everyone possesses the ability to serve, but those of us who don't - we are very thankful for those who do.
The Palmetto Patriots' Ball has been created to allow citizens of South Carolina to recognize the uniqueness of our Military, express gratitude and give support for those individuals who have made sacrifices for our country on our behalf.
Gratitude and support goes far beyond the yellow ribbon decal on a car. It goes beyond care packages and other reminders to those deployed that their service and sacrifice is appreciated. It is more than a welcome home celebration upon their return. Support addresses the challenges and issues that these service men and women face as they return home to continue in service or transition into their civilian roles. As we continue to help meet the needs of World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans, we must also prepare for the new and growing challenges our nation's newest veterans will face.
The Palmetto Patriots' Ball seeks to bring attention to these issues and focus its efforts on awareness and funding for organizations who have committed to helping our heroes meet these challenges.
The Palmetto Patriots' Ball is
hosted by the Blue Star Mothers of South Carolina, a non-profit 501 (c) 3
charity. Contributions are tax deductible under applicable laws.
DisclaimerThe Midlands Chapter of
the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political
organization. We do not support any political candidate, nor do we endorse any
religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does
our organization. Links to or from our website do not represent an endorsement.