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October 2, 2007 > Blue Star Pasta

Blue Star Pasta

Newark Rotary hosts Spaghetti Dinner to support Blue Star Moms and our troops

National security is dependent on resolving internal security issues and turmoil fostered by external forces. If conflict arises, the hope is that rational dialogue leads to a peaceful resolution of opposing viewpoints. Protection is ultimately dependent on the role of armed forces and, unfortunately, this option has often been required as the last line of resistance to unacceptable consequences. Those involved in these armed conflicts include not only combat troops but support personnel as well as soldier's friends and families.

In 1942 a nonsectarian, nonpolitical and nondiscriminatory organization of serviceman mom's was founded and named, based on the practice during WWI and WWII of flying a white flag with a red border and a blue star for each family member actively serving in the military during times of war. Once again, these flags are making an appearance. The "Blue Star Moms" began in Flint, Michigan but soon formed chapters in other cities and states. The organization was chartered by congress in 1960.

During WWII, Blue Star Moms were recognized for their work in hospitals, at train stations, packing care packages for soldiers and a working part of homeland security. Following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and subsequent actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, an East Bay Chapter of Blue Star Moms was formed "to share our pride, our devotion and our worries for our sons and daughters currently serving in all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States, and our sons and daughters who are now veterans."

Newark's Rotary Club has announced a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to support the work of the East Bay Blue Star Moms on Monday, October 8 at Beck's Steak House. Blue Star Moms have been instrumental in sending "a little bit of home" through postcards and care packages to those in active service around the world. Rotarians invite the public to support this worthy cause and enjoy an evening of food, live music and raffles too.

Newark Rotary Club Spaghetti Feed
Supporting Blue Star Moms
Monday, October 8
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Beck's Steak House
36665 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 797-7556

Tickets by reservation or at the door:
Reservations: (510) 744-1000 or (510) 739-2578
Adults $15; Children (12 and under) $10

Blue Star Moms
P.O. Box 2537
San Ramon, CA 94583

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