founder: showbizkid
date created: 6/14/2006
no. of members: 32
description/mission statement:
To record the location of Blue Star Memorial Highway markers throughout the United States. HISTORY: The Blue Star Memorial Marker Program of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. began in 1945 to honor the men and women serving in the Armed Forces during World War II. The name was chosen for the star on flags displayed in homes and businesses denoting a family member serving. Garden clubs pictured a ribbon of living memorial plantings traversing every state. The designation of Blue Star Highways was achieved through petitions to the state legislatures and cooperation with the Departments of Transportation. A uniform marker was designed to identify the Highways. The Blue Star Memorial Program grew to extend thousands of miles across continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii. All men and women who have served, are serving, or will serve in the Armed Forces of the United States are included. Markers continue to be dedicated each year on highways, Veterans’ facilities, National Cemeteries, parks, and civic and historic sites, showing our appreciation for those who defend our country. No marker may bear an individual’s name. These markers are designed to pay tribute to the Armed Forces as a whole.

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Blue Star Memorial Highway Markers allows ratings 6/22/2006
Officer List
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BruceS - Leader
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GA Cacher - Officer 2
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iconions - Officer 2
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