Support group for families of armed forces' members starts - – Rockford’s News Leader

Support group for families of armed forces' members starts

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When a person leaves to join the military, it affects everyone in their life. One new Rockford group focuses on the mothers.

It is the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers, a national club that started back during World War II. Now the group supports anyone, not just mothers, who has a child in the armed forces. President of the Northwest Illinois group, Bettina Sharp started the club after her son joined the Air Force.

"I had these emotions, I didn't know if they were normal or not normal. So I started this group and found that so many other mothers had the same concerns and questions," says Sharp.

If you would like to join Blue Star Mothers, meetings are every fourth Monday of the month at the American Legion.

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