Blue Star Memorial Markers

Consider sponsoring a Blue Star Memorial Marker

In our world today, it is important to recognize those service men and women who continue to defend our freedoms. GCNJ is asking that your Club or District of Clubs consider sponsoring a Blue Star Memorial Marker this year. There are three types of Markers:


  • Highway Marker for dedicated highways.  Price: $1,530
  • Memorial Marker for National Cemeteries, Veterans Medical Centers and other
    civic locations.  Price: $1,530
  • By-Way Marker for civic gardens, parks and historical sites.  Price: $510


Please check with Chair Joan Cichalski about current prices and guidelines BEFORE starting your project.  She is also available to speak with clubs that are interested in sponsoring a Blue Star marker. Current guidelines and application forms available on National Garden Club website,

Chairman ‐ contact Joan Cichalski


Today, these are where our Blue Star markers are located.  Consider sponsoring a marker in a county where there is not one located!

Joan Cichalski, President Little Silver Garden Club, Mary Warshauer, Director, Central Atlantic Region and Gotti Kelly, GCNJ Board Member celebrates Little Silver Garden Club’s Blue Star By-Way Marker at Memorial Park, in Little Silver. The By-Way Marker Dedication took place Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Veteran’s Day.

Little Silver Garden Club members proudly stand with their tribute to Veterans.



On October 17th, 2014 a dedication of a Blue Star Monument was held in Phillipsburg across from the Post Office along Route 22 East. The Phillipsburg Area Garden Club had a lovely ceremony with local Veterans and a reception.


On May 23rd, 2014 a Re-dedication of the Blue Star Drive Sign was held at the North Plainfield Community Center. The Blue Star Council and township officials placed a wreath at the Blue Star sign after the ceremony.



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