Saturday, November 12, 2016
Blue Star Memorial
11 November 2016
It was a Red, White and Blue day in Bartow County, Georgia as The Magnolia Garden Club of Cartersville, Georgia dedicated the first Blue Star Memorial Marker in that county on Veteran's Day 2016. The first picture of this Post shows three members of the Garden Club at the Reception, however I selected to be placed here because of the colors.
|The Bartow County Court House is just East of |
the site of the Marker.
|The Cass High School ROTC performed the Color Guard Duty.|
|Vicki Jones, President of the Magnolia Garden Club Welcomed the|
guest which numbered well over 100 citizens.
|This young citizen proudly wore her Grand Father's Hat.|
|The Heroes standing are members of the Purple Heart|
Recipients of the local area.
|President of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Martha Price presents |
Greetings from both the National Garden Club as well as the
Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.
|Janice Marie Thiese, Garden Club of Georgia Blue Star Marker|
Chairperson presents the History of the Blue Star Memorial Marker.
|Norman McAllistser, Commander of Viet Nam Veterans|
of Bartow County addressed the attendees.
|Unveiling of the Marker.|
|TAPS was performed by John Houghton.|
|The new Blue Star Memorial Marker shares the location with this Memorial|
which list the Heroes of Bartow County, Georgia.
|Some of the Veterans who were in attendance.|
|The Dedication Ceremony concluded with a Reception at the|
Roselawn Carriage House.
This dedication was certainly an appropriate event to Honor Our Nation's Heroes this Veteran's Day 2016. The Blue Star Memorial Markers honor our Nation's Past Heroes, our Current Heroes and those who will Defend our Nation in the Future.
Blue Star Marker
9 November 2016
I attend a good number of these Dedications and Re-Dedications because My Bride is the Garden Club of Georgia Blue Star Memorial Marker Chairperson. Because I also publish this Blog I also take many pictures at these events. The Cumming Garden Club recently had this marker refurbished and performed this Re-Dedication. This Marker is located on the VFW Post 9143 property at 1045 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia.
|I like to arrive at these events early enough to take appropriate|
pictures of the setting for the Blue Star Memorial Markers.
|Linda Hardie, President of the Cumming Garden Club|
welcomed the attendees.
|This picture shows the Veterans who attended this event.|
|Members of the Cumming Garden Club|
|Placing a Memorial Wreath at the Blue Star Marker is often|
performed as part of these events.