Blue Star Memorial marker unveiled at Wilmington National Cemetery
By Mara McJilton | May 31, 2021 at 4:57 PM EDT – Updated May 31 at 7:22 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The New Hanover Garden Club unveiled a Blue Star Memorial Marker at the Wilmington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
The Memorial Marker was dedicated to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
In attendance were local veterans, American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard, New Hanover Garden Club members, and Blue Star Memorial Project members.
“Wilmington honors and remembers the veterans, it’s important, and it makes me feel honored to be a part of the community. And this marker symbolizes their respect and remembrance of our veterans.”
Dianne Jinwright, Post 10 Honor Guard
Proceeds from the Garden Clubs’ Art & The Bloom event were used to place this Memorial Marker.
The Blue Star Memorial Project began in 1944 as a tribute to veterans of World War II. The blue star was an icon at the time, seen on flags and banners of families that had children serving in the military.
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