Adjacent to its early “Quad Garden,” the Federated Garden Clubs of Springfield decided to honor area veterans with a Blue Star Memorial Marker, dedicated on Flag Day in 2015.
The Blue Star Program started after World War II as a natural expression to show appreciation for those who served the nation during that historic conflict.
The members of the Federal Garden Clubs envisioned a living memorial, rather than a stone monument or statue.
The Federated Garden Clubs represent the Brentwood Estates, Cherry Court, Ever Green and Hillbilly Gardeners clubs. One member also donated a marble bench to serve as a reminder that we live in “The Home of the Free Because of the Brave.”
Additional support is needed, however, to maintain other aspects of the garden’s infrastructure.
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*All Blue Star Memorial Garden photos courtesy of Aaron J. Scott Photography