Garden club dedicates historical marker

Published 6:50 am Friday, November 19, 2021

Patriotism and pageantry were on display when the Garden Club of Danville dedicated a Blue Star Memorial marker at the Boyle County Courthouse to honor all military veterans. A large crowd gathered on a beautiful autumn afternoon to enjoy the music, flags, tributes, and a 21-Gun Salute. The program opened and closed with a kilted piper marching through the crowd playing bagpipes. All branches of America’s armed forces were represented. American Legion Post 18 conducted a flag ceremony and a 21-Gun Salute. Vince DeMartino concluded the program by playing taps on his trumpet.

The program originated with National Garden Clubs, Inc. after World War II. Garden Clubs across America soon began placing Blue Star Markers along the nation’s highways. The program was later expanded to include parks, civic, and historical grounds.

Representatives of city, county, and state governments and the Garden Club of Kentucky participated in the ceremony.