Blue Star marker to be unveiled in Cahoon Park rose garden

The Blue Star Memorial Program honors service men and women. The Blue Star became an icon in World War II and was seen on flags and banners in homes for sons and daughters away at war, as well as in churches and businesses. This program has been active all through the years to the present.

In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs began a Blue Star Highway system, which covers thousands of miles across the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. Large metal Blue Star Memorial Highway Markers were placed at approximate locations along the way.

The program was expanded to include all men and women who had served, were serving, or would serve in the armed services of the United States. Memorial markers and by-way markers were added to the highway markers to be used at locations such as national cemeteries, parks, veterans facilities and gardens.

On Monday, May 26, following the Memorial Day Parade, a Blue Star Memorial Marker will be unveiled in the Rose Garden at Cahoon Memorial Park. This marker is a gift to the city of Bay Village from the Bay Village Garden Club. We invite all veterans and their families to come to the park to see this memorial in their honor.

Karla Mussulin

Publicity chairperson for the Bay Village Garden Club

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 9:49 AM, 04.29.2014