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Help for Veterans with Non-Profit group, Heart of Horse Sense!

Posted by Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Chapter GA1 on July 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

North Metro Atlanta Blue Star Mothers Supports

Heart of Horse Sense of North Carolina!

Heart of Horse Sense, a non-profit charitable organization based in Western North carolina, reaches out to veterans who may be suffering from the terrible affects of war. PTSD, social transitions and physical disabilities are all a part of what many veterans today must face. Heart of Horse Sense reaches out to these troubled veterans to help bring a sense of comfort, calm and stability into their lives. Using equine assisted therapies, veterans are encouraged to focus away from their daily struggles and to face a more healthful mental, physcial and emotional state through the gentle guidance provided by the therapists and horses themselves. With a team of professionals including social workers, equine specialists, therapists and counselors, Heart of Horse Sense offers veterans and their families an opportunity to enjoy a focus-based program aimed at easing some of the emotional burdens our veterans face today. Heart of Horse Sense supports veterans by offering free equine therapies based on prinicples of patience, understanding and professionalism. If you or someone you know suffers from war-related burdens, contact Heart of Horse Sense to discuss their options.

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Cool Gift Ideas!

Posted by Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Chapter GA1 on July 22, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)
I found these GREAT little pillows and picture frames at Kroger off of Chapel Hill road in Douglasville. I'm sure they have them at a variety of locations. These p[rovide a terrific way for children to stay connected with their deployed parent. ;) And... they're nicely priced!

Wounded Warrior Bass Tournament at Lake Allatoona

Posted by Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Chapter GA1 on March 15, 2011 at 7:37 AM Comments comments (0)

The Blue Stars had a wonderful time supporting our friends with the Wounded Warriors Project at their 1st Annual Bass Tournament this past Saturday at Lake Allatoona. The weather was perfect, the company awesome and the food grilled to perfection! Our own Terri Brumit supplied her beautiful voice to help out with the entertainment and SGT Walker so appreciated all of our extra hands as we pitched in as much as we could.

Aside from observing our Blue Star Mother's oath to assist our veterans and service members, it also gave the Metro Atlanta Ga. chapter 1 a chance to spread the word about what we do and how we do it! We had some lovely donations from some appreciative folks and had a wonderful time just spreading the word about our brave and beautiful children in uniform.

Thank you to SGT Walton for his support of our cause and of allowing us to assist him in his own.

1st VP Margaret Aikens

Posted by Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Chapter GA1 on June 28, 2010 at 5:47 AM Comments comments (0)

Found this great Army/Navy store in Marietta.  The have all the PT gear plus the newst fireproof underclothes for the guys.  For us, they have stickers & patches & pins ... oh my!

Go check them out!

Welcome Home Ranger!

Posted by Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Chapter GA1 on June 24, 2010 at 8:23 AM Comments comments (1)




SSG Cory Remsburg





Friday, 25 JUN 2010



Let's help this Army Ranger take a journey.  RANGERSSG Cory Remsburg was seriously injured lasted October in Afghanistan.  An IED explosion hit his team hard. Only life saving measures on the ground by RFRkept Cory with us.   Now at Tampa Polytrauma VA RehabilitationCenter  it has been quite a journey for Cory and the family.


He was in a coma for 3½ months, and in mid January started to emerge from thecoma to this point.   Relearning all basic skills in life in the VA rehabcenter. Cory is now feeding himself, trying to take his first step on his own.. but the biggest miracle to date is 2 weeks ago, he started to talk again!


Cory is preparing for his road trip.  He wants to return to his hometownof Savannah, GA where he was stationed for his last 8 years as a Ranger. We have been asked to escort this hero as he marks this milestone in hisrecovery.


Cory never received his Welcome Home, this is our chance.  Did I mentionthat Cory was on this 10th deployment (yes TEN) to eithersupport OEF or OIF assigned with the Special Ops Command.



Please clickbelow to learn more about RANGER Cory Remsburg 











PGR WebsiteLink: ;


This is anescort from Tampa, Florida to Savannah, Georgia, please join in whenyou can and leave when you must.  We have scheduled stops to allow Corytime out of the van and fueling.  Flag bikes welcome if they are highwaytested.


A few reminders: Helmets are required in Georgia.  Firearms are NOT allowed on any MilitaryBase.




LegOne:  I-75Nto US 27 (approx. 95 Miles, Exit 354)


Stage at:

JamesHally Hospital

13000 Bruce B. Downs

Tampa, Florida


Briefing: 0730 hrs

KSU: 0800 hrs


RideCaptain:  Harleymom

Cell 941-545-5629



                   3750Northwest Blitchton Road.

                   Ocala, FL 34475



 LEG TWO:US 27/US 301 to (CR 228) Normandy Blvd. (approx. 93 miles)




 3750 Northwest Blitchton Road.

 Ocala, FL  34475


ETA:0930 hrs

KSU: 1000 hrs


 RideCaptain:  Al "Dawdy" Kauffman

Cell 352-267-2609




                7811 Normandy Blvd.

                Jacksonville, FL




LEG THREE: NormandyBlvd. to I-295/I-95 to Georgia Border, Exit 1 (approx. 40 miles)




7811 Normandy Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL


ETA:  1200 hrs

KSU:  1230 hrs


RC:  Mike "SpyderRyder"

Cell 904-349-3500


Stoppingat:Cisco Travel Plaza (east side of I-95) Georgia Border, Exit 1



LEGFOUR:  GeorgiaBorder (I-95 Exit 1) to (Rio Gate) Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA(approx. 98 miles)



CiscoTravel Plaza (east side of I-95) Georgia Border, Exit 1


At this time it is unclear if will be able to enter Hunter Army Airfield. Our alternative will be to escort to the Rio Gate which provides the safestplace for us to peel off. The back parking lot of Savannah Mall is directlyacross the street from the Rio Gate and it's a pretty low traffic area. Updates will be provided as we get them. 


ETA:1315 hrs

KSU: 1345/1400 hrs


ETA:1530/1545 hrs(Hunter Army Airfield)



Bill 'Redthreat' Gaskin  [email protected]



Respectfully submitted,

Al "Dawdy" Kauffman

Florida Asst. State Captain

[email protected]