Saturday, September 14, 2013
Blue Star Memorial Highways
Wikipedia says this about Blue Star highways:
Blue Star Memorial Highways are highways in the United States that are marked to pay tribute to the U.S. armed forces. The National Council of State Garden Clubs, now known as National Garden Clubs, Inc., started the program in 1945 after World War II. The blue star was used on service flags to denote a service member fighting in the war. The program has since been expanded to include Memorial Markers and Memorial By-ways (since 1994). These markers are used in National Cemeteries, parks, veterans facilities, and gardens.
For many years, Van Horn had an active garden club, which is likely the reason a marker exists in Van Horn.
Curiously, no Texas locations are listed on Wikipedia....do you know where other markers are located along Texas highways?