OAKLAND (KCBS) — There are some moms who may not hear from their sons and daughters this Christmas.

The holidays can be an especially emotional time for parents who have sons and daughters serving in the military overseas, but for the non-profit, non-political organization called Blue Star Moms, support found between one another in dealing with their far away children, is commonplace.

“There’s always concern and fear and no news is good news, but no news is very difficult,” said Pat Soler, a member of the East Bay chapter of the Blue Star Moms. “I’m fortunate. I found out that my son did return safely to Germany, but he’s not here.”

Her son Kyle is a second lieutenant in the Army who just finished a tour in Afghanistan.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

Soler says she has yet to hear from her son for Christmas and that might have to do with a snowstorm that has hit much of Europe.

Soler also says she’s hoping people will take a moment on Christmas to remember the troops.

“I hope that they think about the sacrifices that these men and women make for our freedom and that they will give us blessing and a prayer for peace and for the safety of all military personnel,” said Soler.

The East Bay chapter of Blue Star Moms has about a hundred members.

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