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Dedication ceremony held Tuesday for Blue Star Memorial Marker

Posted: 6:16 PM, Oct 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-01 18:21:25-04

BALTIMORE — On Tuesday, a dedication ceremony was held at the Baltimore National Cemetery for a Blue Star Memorial Marker.

The marker was dedicated to honor the men and woman who served in the United States Armed Forces and was funded by the District Three - Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland.

"We are here today to pay tribute to our Armed Forces," said one ceremony attendee. "While we go about our daily lives, while we sleep, the men and women of our Armed Forces fly our skies, sail our seas, and guard our shores, ensuring our safety. They stand ready at a moments notice to defend our country. We must not forget them."

The Blue and Gold Star Memorials program began with the planting of trees in 1944 as a living memorial to veterans of World War II.