Western Slope Blue Star Mothers

A nonprofit organization

When you support WSBSMA, you support Western Slope military families and service members! Your donations helps us to recognize military-bound high school graduates and new recruits, support active-duty service members, and honor Gold Star families and veterans.


"I moved to Grand Junction not knowing anyone, yet within 6 months I had a group of women friends, sisters that had one thing in common. We all had a child serving and wanted, needed support"

"I am so happy to find a group of women who understand what it is like to have a child serving in the Military!! They don't shrink away when you cry for no reason, they lean in for a hug and listen while you talk."

"My other friends just don't get what it means to be a military Mom. I'm so grateful for my Blue Star Mom friends who understand everything, good and bad!"


Western Slope Blue Star Mothers' mission is to strengthen and connect our military community, and to make certain that military service is honored, respected, and remembered.

Our four core program areas are connecting Blue Star Mothers, serving our military, honoring our Gold Star Families, and promoting patriotism. Western Slope Blue Star Mothers (WSBSM) is an all-volunteer organization with an active Chapter Executive Board and a current membership of 49.

A Blue Star Mother is a mother who has a child that is either an active duty or veteran service member. Blue Star Mothers are not only biological mothers, but stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, and others who fulfill a mother's role. Western Slope Blue Star Mothers is a chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, a National nonprofit organization chartered by Congress in 1962.

Background Statement

Western Slope Blue Star Mothers is a chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America. In January 1942 the Flint News Advertiser printed a coupon asking Mothers of serviceman to return the coupon after filling it out. The following February 1st 300 mothers met in the Durant Hotel, in Flint Michigan. Captain George H. Maines, who had conceived the idea for this group, acted as the chair of this first meeting. It was decided that after receiving 1000 responses from the ad to form a permanent organization. The organization was reported on Congressional record. Chapters then formed in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, Iowa and Washington. In June of 1960 the organization was chartered by congress.

Mothers volunteered throughout the tough times of World War II. They worked in hospitals, train stations, packed care packages for soldiers and were an working part of homeland security during times our time of war. The national organization waned in size over the years, but the events of 9/11 led to an increase in membership and once again started mothers hanging flags in their windows at home showing pride in our children's service to our country.

WSBSMA was chartered in June 2017 after Cheryl Masters, a Blue Star Mother from California, moved to Grand Junction and saw the need for a Chapter here. Our chapter started with five members in Grand Junction has grown to serve Moms in Delta and Montrose counties.

Organization Data


Organization name

Western Slope Blue Star Mothers

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Military & Veterans Organizations


249 S 4th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501


P.O. Box 4014
grand Junction, CO 81502

Service areas

Mesa County, CO, US



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