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Encyclopedia > Blue Star Memorial Highway

After World War II, an American movement was started to pay tribute to the nation's armed forces, by designating various state and national routes as Blue Star Memorial Highways. In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. approved the Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker program. The Blue Star name comes from the blue star in the service flag. The blue star was chosen to symbolize the memorial because it was used during World War II on flags and homes of families that had a son or daughter in the armed forces. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest and most expensive war in history, estimated... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


See also

The Blue Star Memorial Highway in Michigan begins at the border with Indiana in Berrien County and extends north to the Straits of Mackinac at the county line of Emmet and Cheboygan counties. ...

External links

  • CalTrans - Blue Star Memorial Highways

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Blue Star memorial byway markers have a rich history going back to World War II, when Blue Star service flags became fixtures hanging in the homes of American servicemen and servicewomen.
Blue Star memorial highways today cross the nation east and west and north and south.
Blue Star memorial markers and highway signs can be found throughout all 50 states, sponsored by local and state garden clubs.
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