Blue Star Families serves as a bridge between families and service organizations that are striving to help make military life more sustainable. It was a major partner for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and has been integral to the success of the Community Blueprint Network. Points of Light worked with Blue Star Families and the White House Joining Forces initiative to create the “serve” component of the Joining Forces website through Operation Honor Card and All for Good. The two organizations also worked together on the planning of a gathering at White Oak of military and civilian leaders to create a plan to build bridges between the two sectors and cohesion at a local level to benefit veterans, service members and their families. Blue Star Families also serves on the National Advisory Council that guides Points of Light military initiatives including the Community Blueprint Network.