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Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker

Sonoma County will dedicate a Blue Star By-Way Marker to honor service men and women on Flag Day.

This local tribute to the Armed Forces of America is part of the Blue Star Memorial program. It began in 1944 with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Club as a living memorial to veterans of World War II. By 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs had adopted the program and began a Blue Star Highway system that today covers thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii.

A large metal Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker is placed at appropriate locations along the way, including cemeteries, parks, and veteran’s facilities. The Blue Star image itself became an icon in World War II. It appeared on flags and banners in homes for sons and daughters away at war, as well as in churches and businesses.

This event is sponsored by Santa Rosa Garden Club, a member of California Garden Clubs, Inc. & National Garden Clubs, Inc. and is hosted by Santa Rosa Memorial Park.

For more information: 707-542-1580/707-484-6199.

Saturday, 14 June, 2014


Location: Santa Rosa Memorial Park
1900 Franklin Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Phone: 707-542-1580

Event Contact Info:

Santa Rosa Memorial Park
Phone: 707-542-1580