Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blue Star Memorial Marker
Museum of Aviation - Robins Air Force Base
Warner Robins, Georgia
Friday, November 30, 2012

 Today I post a series of pictures from the Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication/Unveiling held  on Friday, November 30, 2012.  The Marker was sponsored by the Camellia District of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. in cooperation with Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation.
This wreath was constructed by Naomi Gerson, Camellia District Director.

The Warner Robins Chapter of the U. S. Military Veteran's
Motorcycle Club attended the event.

The centerpiece for the reception after the Dedication

A portion of the U. S. Air Force attendees.

The Color Guard was from Veteran's High School of Houston County.
In the background you can view the nose of a "Retired B1 Bomber."

U. S. Military Veteran's Motorcycle Club members

The Presentation of the Colors.

The National Anthem and The Pledge of
Allegiance was led by SSgt. Venessa Wilson of the
116th Air Control Wing

The History of the Blue Star Marker Program was presented by
Janice Thiese, Blue Star Marker Chairman
The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.

A view of the attendees at this Dedication.  Again, note the
Retired B1B in the background.

The Keynote Speaker was Major General
Cornelius "Newt" Nugteren, United States Air Force
General Negteren was the Commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics
Center from 1982 to 1988.
He was very instrumental in developing the Museum of Aviation.

Dedication of the Marker.  Here the Blue Star Marker Chairman
for the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. presents a certificate to
Naomi Gerson,  Camellia District Director.

Col. Patricia Ross, Vice Commander, 78th Air Base Wing
accepts the marker on behalf of the Warner Robins
Air Force Base Wing.

The Unveiling of the Marker participants -
Maj. Gen. Nugteren, Col. Ross, Naomi Gerson, Janice Thiese
and Museum Director, Co.. Ken Emery  United States Air Force

Placing of the Wreath

The Central High School Choral Ensemble directed by Isaac Gibson
performed three selections

No Dedication can be complete without the support of people from the
appropriate organizations.  Here is the support person from
the Museum of Aviation as he prepares to dismantle the sound equipment.

Another picture of the Airman who
performed the National Anthem

A posed picture of the Central High School Choral Ensemble of
Bibb County.  Note the B1B in the background.

The Blue Star Marker Chairman for the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. with Col. (Ret.)
Robert D. Dubiel; Director of Marketing,
Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins Air Force Base
This Blue Star Marker Dedication on November 30, 2012 is number 2394 in the United States of America.  The Blue Star Markers honor and also remember the Military Heroes who have served, are serving and who will serve in the future.

As but one member of the over 11,000 members of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. I am very proud of this program.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker
by the
Oglethorpe Garden Club
Oglethorpe, Georgia
November 12, 2012

The following pictures tell the story of this Veterans Day Weekend 2012 activities in Oglethorpe Georgia as the local Garden Club dedicated a Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker.

The Macon County High School Navy Junior ROTC unit prepares for Color Guard Duty

Many of the Oglethorpe Young Citizens were in attendance

The Stone Mount for this Marker was donated by a Garden Club Member and was relocated from her farm.

The Ladies That Made This Event Possible

Some of the Local Veterans