Saturday, April 14, 2012

Foto Finish --- True Blue

Here is another picture I took while on my solo roadtrip in 2007.  I was tempted to use one of my myriad sky shots, but decided to go in a slightly different direction.
(Are you surprised??!?)

According to National Garden Clubs and The National Remember Our Troops Campaign, the Blue Star Memorial Program began in 1944 with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs as a living memorial to veterans of World War II.  The next year, the National Council of State Garden Clubs began a Blue Star Highway system, which covers highways across the Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. 

The program was expanded in the 1950s to include all men and women who had served, were serving or would serve in the armed services of the United States.  Currently there are over 70,000 miles of highway designated as Blue Star Memorials.

I don't recall exactly where in Wyoming this plaque is located, but it's along Interstate 80, most likely at a visitor's center.  I wasn't able to find any listings of where all of the plaques are located - in fact, I didn't see Wyoming listed on the websites I looked at!

Thanks to all of our military personnel, past, present & future.
I am most grateful for your service. 

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pop on over to Cat Patches!