Blue Star Memorials

              BLUE STAR MEMORIALS

Legislative action is required for a highway to be approved as a Blue Star Memorial Highway. The markers are in recognition of servicemen and women who have served, are serving or will serve in our nation’s armed forces. Clubs desiring to establish, restore or rededicate a site should ask for guidance and assistance from the State Blue Star Chairman. Blue Star Memorial Markers are permitted on the grounds of National Cemeteries, Veterans Administration Medical Centers and any other appropriate civic location. The civic location is to be reviewed and approved by the NGC Blue Star Memorial Chairman.



The small Byway Markers are suitable for club or public civic plantings in city, county or state parks, picnic sites, etc. They do not have to be located on dedicated highways. Permission to place and dedicate marker is usually under local or county government.

Districts, clubs and groups of clubs are recognized in giving these awards. The following classes will apply for both Blue Star Highway and Byway:

            Class A.  Club or group of clubs that does outstanding work in the establishment of a memorial site

                           or the maintenance or restoration of an old site, or both. An award application form is to be

                           sent to the State Blue Star Memorials Chairman by December 1.

Class B.  Largest contribution from a district. Class C.  Largest contribution from a club.

Class D.  A Gold Seal Certificate of Special Recognition will be given to clubs contributing $200.00 or

               more. 

Class E.  A Silver Seal Certificate of Special Recognition will be given to clubs contributing $100.00-

              $199.00.

Class F.  All clubs contributing $25.00 or more will receive a Certificate of Special Recognition.

 

First, second and third place awards will be given in each class when merited, except Classes D, E and F. (Class A-Certificate of Award, Classes B, C, D, E and F-Certificate of Special Recognition)

Make contributions payable to The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc.  Mark check in lower left corner “Blue Star Memorial.” Send to the State Blue Star Memorials Chairman by December 1.



Blue Star Contribution Form