Most mothers want the peace of mind that comes from knowing their children are safe and sound, but that sense of security can be fleeting for mothers who have sons and daughters in the military in a time of war.
Two local chapters of Blue Star Mothers of America provide support to mothers and other family members as well as those in the service.
Micki Williams, president of the recently formed Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina, knows what it's like to have a child deployed. Her son, now 27 and working in Washington, D.C., for Homeland Security, served three times in Iraq, eventually being injured by a roadside bomb.
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