Dedication of a Blue Star Memorial Marker by the Nordonia Hills Garden Club is scheduled for August 15, 2021 at 2pm. It will be held in the Nordonia Hills Veterans Memorial Park, which is located at the Corner of Rt 82 and S. Bedford Rd in Macedonia, OH. The public is invited to attend
In 2020, the Nordonia Hills Garden Club submitted a request to the National Garden Club that a Blue Star Memorial Marker be placed in the Nordonia Hills Veterans Memorial Park. Approval was given by the National Garden Club. The Memorial Marker was placed in the summer of 2020.
At the start of the American entrance into World War I, families hung banners with Blue Stars representing family members that were in the services. If the service member died in combat, the family changed the Blue Star to a Gold Star.
At the close of World War II, National Council of State Garden Clubs (now National Garden Club) like other public-spirited groups, were seeking a suitable means of honoring our service men and women. This program began with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs
In 1945, the NCSGC adopted this program and began placing Blue Star Memorial Highway Markers that would eventually cover thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. The Blue Star was adopted has it had become an icon seen on flags and banners in homes for sons and daughters away at war.
While it originally began to honor World War II veterans, the program was enlarged in 1951 to include all men and women who had served, were serving or would serve in the Armed Forces of the United States.
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