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A Blue Candle Event ♥

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A Blue Candle Event ♥

Time: November 1, 2016 to November 1, 2017
Location: Anytime, Anywhere, Any Home or Office
Event Type: family, event, celebration, reunion
Organized By: A Blue Candle Event Group - Alicia from Texas
Latest Activity: Feb 14

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Event Description

When you're missing your Sailor -- Light a Blue Candle!

A wonderful way to honor Sailors Anytime, Anywhere!

During Boot, PIR, specialized training, deployment or when you're just thinking about your loved one on distant shores.

Don't forget holidays, family events or birthdays - Just light a a blue candle, any type of blue candle (Blue for Navy) and allow its warm glow to bring you comforting joy & peaceful solace, and while separated from your Sailor.

Blessings to all our Sailors all over the World ♥

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Comment by Storymom on February 14, 2017 at 3:47am

Valentine's Day!!  

Comment by Storymom on February 2, 2017 at 11:02pm

A day late!   

Comment by Storymom on January 23, 2017 at 12:08am

Welcome Creach!

Comment by Creach on January 20, 2017 at 10:45am

This is a wonderful idea for all our sailors:)

Comment by Storymom on January 7, 2017 at 5:00pm

Here's a page explaining the tradition (from Navy for Moms) Stating White is Coast Guard, and Air Force is LIGHT blue...that makes more sense....wish I could edit my posting Grrrr. Here's the link if interested. http://navyformoms.ning.com/group/bootcampmoms/page/blue-candles

Comment by Storymom on January 7, 2017 at 4:53pm

Grape Mom....BravoZulu to your Sailor! I discovered this group many years ago, it was created by Alicia from Texas (see intro above) and its been a long tradition in Navy Families. my blue candle comforted me during Boot/A school, Specialized training, deployments and whenever I worried about our Sailor boy. We have it lit at family birthdays & holidays at the dinner table, for all to share its blue hues, and its often lit on the kitchen window sill during quiet evenings. I heard that Army Moms light green candles, Marines Red, Air Force -white, etc. Scroll back thru the pages here and you'll see years of discussion, thoughts, prayers and ideas about the Blue Candle tradition. Any blue candle will do! I found a blue glass votive at a garage sale...very pretty :) I hope the Blue candle comforts you too, when you're missing your Sailor, or have "the worries"....Please join Navy Mom Groups here, in your state or region, and the PIR group (maybe you have?) and then the group for where your son is headed....fire control, Boatswain? Yeoman? Mechanics, Electronics, Aviation? Diver, nuke? Culinary? SeaBee? Cryptology? ....and groups that share your same hobbies, interests too! Just go to the "Groups" tab, enter a key word, and they all pop up for you to choose to join. ❤

Comment by Baker on January 7, 2017 at 4:01pm

Welcome Grape Mom.  Storymom set up this group. I have been here for 4 years. The Blue Candle is a Navy tradition. We use a Christmas Electric single candle that stays on 24/7. We have it near our Sailor's graduation picture from Boot Camp. For me, it brings my attention to  the blue candle when I enter the room. Then I glace at my son's handsome face and "wish him a good day. Hope you are doing well!" Our son questions why we do it. We do it as a tribute to him and his service to our country. We do it to help soon the emptiness we have in our hearts while he is away from "Home!" Whatever it means to you. 

Our Blue Candle is on for All Our Sailors, Families and Friends!

Comment by Grape Mom Texas on January 7, 2017 at 1:42pm

I have been on the PIR page as my SR is getting ready to graduate on 1/20/17. I see a lot of moms saying to light a blue candle and would like to know what significance this holds so close to graduation? Please help

Comment by Baker on January 2, 2017 at 3:07am

You are welcome Storymom. Thank you for creating this special group. Our Blue candle has helped us deal everyday with our son in the Navy. Only four more years to go..

Our Blue Candle is glowing for All Our Sailors, Families and Friends! 

Comment by Storymom on January 1, 2017 at 10:03pm

Thankyou Baker 4!

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