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With the Fourth of July coming up, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to share this great video from the Kansas City Symphony's Celebration at the Station. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Kansas City Symphony asked Blue Star Families and Operation Honor Cards to join in their annual patriotic concert. Director of Programs, Loree Tillman, and her son Tyler joined them and asked the crowd to honor those who serve by pledging to volunteer in their community with Operation Honor Cards.
It's that time again! Time to tell Blue Star Families the issues that are most important to your military family. If you are a military family member, veteran or service member, BSF would like to hear from you.
If you haven't seen it yet, check out this appearance by Tim Daly on Fox and Friends from last week. Tim was there to promote our military family suicide prevention PSAs, produced by The Creative Coalition.
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend President Obama's first Twitter Town Hall at the White House for Blue Star Families. I paid close attention to the tweets regarding the military, defense spending, and veterans.
I'm always telling people I have the best job in the world. This weekend definitely proved it when I got to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka "Will and Kate."
Even if you aren't a big fan of "The Twitter" you may have heard about the President's Twitter Town Hall happening today from the White House. That's right. Today at 2pm EST, President Obama, a Twitter newbie, will be answering questions from Twitter on the economy and jobs. Our Communications Director and resident social media addict, Stephanie Himel-Nelson, will be in the White House audience for Blue Star Families.
Blue Star Families needs your help! Today, Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, announced a month long campaign to highlight and support nonprofits helping military families and veterans. Blue Star Families and three other organizations will receive more than $100,000 in craigconnects grants to support our work for military families, but we need you!
Check out these wonderful videos of thanks and support for military families recorded by Military.com at the premiere of the new military family suicide prevention public service announcements from Blue Star Families and the Creative Coalition. Military.com caught up with Alyssa Milano, Jason Biggs and Marlon Wayans at BSF's celebrity-riddled event in Washington, D.C. last week.
Senior military officials, leaders in government and business, and members of the entertainment community joined military family representatives on Thursday for the launch of a new suicide prevention PSA campaign aimed at military families and veterans.