BVGC makes presentation to Marine Corps League

Donna Bucci, Bayou Vista Garden Club president, and Donna Richard, member, gave a presentation to the Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment. They explained Blue Star Markers and how the National Garden Club honors veterans. From left is Bucci and David Martin, St. Mary Detachment commandant.
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Bayou Vista Garden Club President Donna Bucci and member Donna Richard gave a presentation to the Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment. They explained Blue Star Markers and how the National Garden Club honors veterans.
The Blue Star became an icon during World War II and was seen on flags and banners in homes for sons and daughters away at war, as well as in churches and businesses, according to the duo. The Blue Star Memorial highway system covers thousands of miles across the United States.
A large metal Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker was placed at appropriate locations along the way. 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 Louisiana Garden Club Federation’s “Freedom Isn’t Free” project started during Bucci’s administration as Louisiana Garden Club Federation president, with the first Blue Star Memorial Marker going to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. The project also includes By-Way Markers to be installed at all Military Installations in the state — the first went to Fort Polk, they concluded.

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