Honoring Those Who have Served Our Country
The Blue & Gold Star Memorials 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. In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs adopted this program and began a Blue Star Highway system that covers thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. A large metal Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker was placed at appropriate locations along the way.
What we see today is a program that has expanded to include all men and women who had served, were serving, or would serve in the armed services of the United States. Memorial Markers and By-Way markers were added to the Highway Markers, to be used at locations such as National cemeteries, parks, veteran’s facilities and gardens.
The Blue Star became an icon in World War II and was seen on flags and banners in homes for sons and daughters away at war, and in churches and businesses. This program has been active all through the years to the present, a fitting tribute to our Armed Forces and especially now.
- Ordering a New Blue Star or Gold Star Families Memorial Marker
- Size, Weight and Shipping (especially Western USA)
- Highway and Memorial Marker Restoration
- Want a Marker but Can’t Afford the Cost?
Resources and Order Forms
For more information, contact:
Chairman: NGC Blue & Gold Star Memorials
- Guidelines for Blue Star Memorial Markers
- Order Form: Blue Star Markers
- Order Form: Gold Star Families Memorial Marker
- Order Form: Blue Star or Gold Star Families By-Way Markers
- Blue Star Locations by State (Installed May 2015 or Before)
- Blue Star Locations by State (Installed After May 2015)
- Blue Star Locations by State (Installed After April 2018)