In 1946, the National Council of State Garden Clubs, now known as National Garden Clubs, Inc. adopted a nationwide Blue Star Memorial Highway Program to be implemented as a living tribute to the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. The program was subsequently endorsed by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC).
The name Blue Star was initiated during World War I. A flag with a blue star in the center was placed in the window to denote that a family member was serving in the Armed Forces.
The Blue Star Program expanded to include Blue Star Memorial Markers to honor all who serve in the Armed Forces, past, present and future.
A Blue Star Memorial Marker sponsored by the Garden Club of Cape Coral was dedicated on November 30, 2020. It is located in Four Mile Cove, Ecological Preserve, in the Veterans Memorial area.
A BIG THANK YOU to Frank and Sons Storage for storing and delivering the Marker to Eco Preserve. The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation installed the marker and was very helpful as we navigated through this process. We were happy to be a part of the City of Cape Coral’s 50th Anniversary. THANK YOU!!! We couldn’t have done it without you.
Razzle Be-Dazzled Fundraiser for the Blue Star Memorial Marker
To raise funds for the Blue Star Memorial Marker, the Razzle Be-Dazzled Fashion Show Fundraiser was held November 12, 2019 at The Yacht Club from 11:30 am to 2 pm.
Thank you to Razzle Dazzle Boutique for sponsoring this magical fashion show.
Tickets were $20.00 and the show sold out quickly!
Razzle Be-Dazzle Fashion Show Fundraiser 2019
SUCCESS!!! Our Club purchased the Blue Star Memorial Marker for our Armed Forces Past/Present/Future, received the permit, installed the marker, and had our Ceremony in November 2020 at Eco Park near Veterans Memorial Bridge. We had a wonderful meal prepared by Sylvia Swartz and Melanie Jacob with our members plating and serving. Our Member Baskets for the Opportunity Drawings along with our Silent Auction Items were magnificent! Our Member Models were beautiful and graceful, modeling the current Fashions from Razzle Dazzle Boutique. We thank Cathy and Ralph from Razzle Dazzle for creating a FUN SHOW for us.
We had Sponsors and many Generous Donations from members and friends. We are so fortunate to have SO many members who volunteered their time to make this happen. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL!!!