Blue Star Memorial

Plantation Lakes Garden Club is pleased to announce that a Blue Star Memorial Byway Marker and Garden to honor veterans and service members is under construction in front of the community center at 29787 Plantation Lakes Blvd., Millsboro, DE 19966. Dedication of the memorial and garden is tentatively scheduled on June 8, 2021. Stop by to say "hello" if you see our club members working at the site.

Thank you to everyone in Plantation Lakes and greater Millsboro who has supported our plant sales and attended our fundraisers to support this and many other community service projects. We also want to thank Thrivent Financial for their grants to help fund this Blue Star Memorial and Garden.

HISTORY OF THE BLUE STAR

A Blue Star Banner displayed in the front window of a home during World War I told others that a family member was serving in the armed forces.  LEARN MORE

HISTORY OF THE BLUE STAR MEMORIAL

The New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs planted eight thousand dogwood trees in 1944 to create a living tribute to men and women who served during World War II. A year later, the National Council of State Garden Clubs (now National Garden Clubs, Inc.) adopted the New Jersey program and the Blue Star symbol when they created a Blue Star Highway System across the Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii.  LEARN MORE

OCTOBER 2020

  • Plan the garden site

  • Take soil samples for testing

NOVEMBER 2020

  • Remove the sod 

  • Improve the soil

  • Order the memorial plaque

DECEMBER 2020

  • Improve the soil (continue)

  • Mulch the bed until spring planting

2021 "TO DO" LIST

  • Obtain and place a boulder for mounting the plaque

  • Install hardscape near the flagpole

  • Finalize the garden design

  • Plant and mulch the garden

  • Install a garden border

NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC.

President: Gay Austin

4401 Magnolia Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63110

CENTRAL ATLANTIC REGION

of STATE GARDEN CLUBS, INC.

Director: Gail Corle Manna

9956 William Penn Road

Imler, Pennsylvania 96655

DELAWARE FEDERATION of

GARDEN CLUBS

President: Connie Raymond

111 Pennwood Drive
Dover, Delaware 19901

© 2016-2020 Margaret Woda. All rights reserved.

Blue Star Memorial

October 2020 - Choosing the site