Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony September 26 - Butler VA Health Care System
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Butler VA Health Care System

 

Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony September 26

September 20, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony September 26

Blue Star Memorial Marker Being Added To New Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center

What: A dedication ceremony is being held at the Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center (HCC) to recognize the addition of a Blue Star Memorial Marker. As part of the ceremony, a brief history of the Blue Star Markers will be given, a military tribute will be made, and the official unveiling and marker will be dedicated. An invocation and benediction, patriotic music, and the color guard and Taps will also be a part of the dedication ceremony.

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017—10:00am

Where: VA Butler Health Care Center, Outside Main Entrance; 353 N. Duffy Road, Butler, PA 16001

Background: The Blue Star Memorial 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. Today, the program has expanded to include all men and women who have served, are serving, or will serve in the armed services.

The project at the Abie Abraham VA HCC is co-sponsored by members of the Butler Garden Club and the Southern Butler Co. Garden Club. These two clubs are members of the National Garden Club, Inc. Garden Clubs throughout the U.S. have been instrumental in implementing Blue Star Memorials across the country since the program was started in 1944. Currently, there are over 3,000 Blue Star Memorial Markers.

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