Blue Star & Gold Star Memorials
Blue Star and Gold Star memorial markers honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces, an ongoing project of National Garden Clubs, Inc., that dates back to the 1940's. There are now eight Blue Star Memorial markers in Delaware, including one at the Memorial Garden for Families of the Fallen at Dover Air Force Base, the U.S. destination for fallen service members returning home to their grieving families.
The most recent Delaware Blue Star Byway Marker was installed at Fenwick Island Town Hall on a rainy October 1, 2016 by The Barefoot Gardeners Club.
Spade & Trowel (Seaford 1981), Hoe 'n Hope (Delaware Memorial Bridge 2006), Elsmere and Garden Gate Garden Clubs (Milford 2013) and Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs (Smyrna 1997, Unknown 2006, Smyrna 2013) have installed other Blue Star markers in Delaware.