By Nancy Osborne
Charlotte Novak-Brown is the Membership Director of the Central Valley Blue Star Moms. These women gather strength and comfort from each other as they worry about and wait to hear from their children serving in the military. And they offer support to those whose loved ones come home draped by an American flag accompanied by a military escort.
Just as they have this week when Blue Star Moms and other vounteers lined the funeral procession of Clovis born Staff Sgt. Brian Piercy with red and white ribbons. It was organized by Robin Butterfield. Her son Anthony died in the Iraq war in 2006.
Those who serve our country also include the families of service members. The stresses they endure while waiting to hear from their sons and daughters are very real. Just ask Charlotte.