Blue Star Mothers Of LA Chapter 1

Events and Programs

Socks of Love - each February our members deliver Valentine's Day cheer to the residents of the Reserve Veterans War Home.  It's a great opportunity to let our older veterans know they are not forgotten.

Our Community Salutes - each spring we honor local high school seniors enlisting in the military after graduation.  This is an opportunity to thank these brave young men and women who are committed to serving and protecting our country.   2019 ceremony pictures:

Gold Star Mother's Day Luncheon - it is our mission to always honor and remember the sacrifices of our fellow military families.  Our chapter has hosted a beautiful luncheon every Mother's Day since 2005 honoring our Louisiana Fallen Heroes Families.

Military Family Day - our chapter assist the Louisiana Senate during the Spring Legislative Session to honor state heroes.  Resolutions are prepared, read at a special ceremony and presented to the families in attendance.  Louisiana State Capitol Senate Chambers.

Memorial Day Garden of Flags and Ceremony - every Memorial Day weekend we honor the Louisiana Natives who gave their life in service to our country.  We plant 11, 000 American Flags on the grounds of the Louisiana State Capitol.  Each flags represents a fallen hero from the American Revolutionary War to present day.  The public is invited to participate in the flag planting.  Our flags are carried through the streets of Baton Rouge by the For Our Fallen organization as a tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters.

Red, Rock & Blue - we are so grateful for the support and generosity of so many people.  Local Sportscaster Jacques Doucet is one of those supporters.  Jacques and his team host the annual Red, Rock & Blue invitational softball and kickball tournament and concert every summer.  Over 80 teams come together to help local military charities.  The competitive softball tournament will be held the weekend of June 23rd-24th at Brec's Oak Villa in Baton Rouge.  The recreational softball and kickball tournaments will be held June 20th - July 1st at Traction Sportsplex (Cypress Mounds) in Baton Rouge.  The "Celebrity" Sorta Game will be held on Friday, June 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at Traction Sportsplex.  Lots of great local celebrities will be participating.  This is a great family event.  We are so excited that our chapter will be presenting the 3rd annual Blue Star Mother's of Louisiana Chapter 1 Camille Alyse Begnaud Military Scholarship at this year's Celebrity Game on June 22nd at 6:30 p.m.   Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

Veteran's Day - our chapter looks forward to attending as many ceremonies as possible throughout Veteran's Day.  We are so pleased to participate in the Gonzales Veteran's Day ceremony by pinning area Veteran's with a lapel pin honoring their service.  The ceremony is held on November 11th at 11:00 a.m.

Wreaths Across America Ceremony - in conjunction with the event that is held at Arlington each December, our chapter host the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery.  We seek sponsorship of wreaths, then invite the public to attend and help us lay the wreaths on servicemen and women's graves.  The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Honor*Remember*Teach!