Memorial Day ceremony of the Blue Star Memorial Plaque

On Monday, May 28th, Rockford Garden Club members hosted a dedication at their garden adjacent to the Rockford Dam to honor service men and women past, present, and future. American Legion veteran, honor guard, scout troop 264 and leader, Chuck Burch, Michigan Garden Club dignitaries, and City Council representative, Cheryl Scales, were present.

Mary Blakeslee, club president, welcomed all and Pastor Petersen of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church gave the invocation.

Unveiling, dedication, and a tribute of flowers in wreath form was placed at the base of the marker.

This marker is a visible reminder of our support of the Armed Forced of our country and is placed amidst our love of gardening and the beauty it gives.