A new “Blue Star Memorial Highway” marker, sponsored by Bermuda Run Garden Club, was erected in Davie County at the east-bound rest area along I-40 in Davie County. The marker was dedicated at a formal ceremony Wednesday, June 9th .
Have you ever seen a “Blue Star Memorial Highway” marker along the highways and highway rest areas? Have you ever wondered what those markers represent?
The Blue Star Memorial Marker Program is a project of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. The program began in 1945 to honor the men and women who have served, are serving or will serve in the Armed Forces of America during World War II.
Why a “Blue Star?”
The Blue Star was a recognized icon during World War II. Families across the nation displayed a banner in the window of their homes and businesses with one blue star representing each son or daughter serving in the military.
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
This program was adopted as a project of the National Garden Club in April 1946 and has now spread across the nation.
Bermuda Run Garden Club Dedicates the Nation’s Newest “Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker:
“It is with great pride and gratitude that this marker is dedicated here this day, June 9, 2010, to the men and women in our Armed Forces who fly our skies, sail our seas, and guard our shores, ensuring our safety. They stand ready at a moment’s notice to defend our country.