PALM HARBOR - In honor of Veteran's Day, the Palm Harbor Garden Club will hold a special ceremony at the Palm Harbor Library on Sunday, November 12, at 2 p.m. to rededicate a Blue Star By-Way Marker recently relocated on the property. The program will feature guest speakers, an invocation and patriotic music. It will be followed by a 3 p.m. jazz concert by the Clam Bayou Jazz Band featuring "Sons of World Wars I & II".
The Blue Star Memorial Marker Program of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., began in 1945 to honor men and women serving in the Armed Forces during World War II. The name was chosen for the star on flags that were displayed in the homes and businesses of those who served. 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.
The Designation of "Blue Star Highways" was achieved through petitions to state legislatures and cooperation with the Departments of Transportation. A uniform marker was designed to identify the Highways.
Markers continued to be dedicated each year on highways, Veterans' facilities, National Cemeteries, parks, and civic and historic sites, in honor of those who defend our country.
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