Washington Township, Erie County, Pensylvania

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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 7:36 AM

Blue Star Marker Presentation

Where: Veterans Park, adjacent to Township administrative building.

When: June 13th, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Sponsored by the Blue Star Heather Gardening club, Edinboro PA 

The Blue Star Program honors all men and women that serve in the United States Armed Services. This program began with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs in 1944 as a living memorial to veterans of World War II. In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs (now NGC, Inc.) adopted this program and began a Blue Star Highway system that covers thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Blue Star Memorial Highway Markers were placed along the way. The Blue Star was adopted because it had become 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.

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