Blue Star Markers

Blue Star Memorial Marker Matching grants are awarded to eligible clubs and councils to assist in the installation and beautification of Blue Star Memorial Highway and Byway markers

Click above for the Matching Grant Application.

National Garden Clubs, Inc.’s Blue Star Memorial Program honors service men and women.

This program began with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs in 1944 as a living memorial to veterans of World War II. In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs adopted the program and began a Blue Star Highway System, which covers thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. A large metal Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker was placed at appropriate locations along the way.

The program was expanded to include all men and women who had served, were serving or would serve in the armed services of the United States. Memorial Markers and By-Way markers were added to the Highway Markers, to be used at locations such as National cemeteries, parks, veteran’s facilities and gardens. The Blue Star became an icon in World War II, and was seen on flags and banners in homes for sons and daughters away at war, as well as in churches and businesses.

View Blue Star Memorial Markers In South Carolina

View Gold Star Families Memorial Markers In South Carolina

This program has been active all through the years to the present, a fitting tribute always and especially now. South Carolina has been very dedicated, but there is room for growth.

Order Forms are listed below on this page or on the NGC Web Site.  Make you check payable to Sewah Studios.  Mail it with 4 copies of your order form to your current state chairman, Betty Gourdin, 153 Walnut Way, Pineville, SC  29468. For any question call Betty at 843 870-7894 or e-mail her at [email protected]. as we have to keep accurate records on the number of markers in our state.

SEWAH has requested the forms be typed if possible or printed legibly. Also, please do not print the check on the back of the order form. The orders go thru many hands before they are shipped and it is best not to have the information on there. Allow eight weeks for delivery after order is received.

Effective July 1, 2020 thru May 1,2022, the prices are:

  • Blue Star Highway/Memorial Markers $1590.00 ( includes 7 FT post & delivery)

  • Blue Star By-Way Markers – No Post-$530.00(includes delivery)

  • Replacement Post Only $325.00

  • Refurbishing a Marker $800.00-No Post (includes round-trip delivery)

  • Highway or Memorial Marker Refurbishment with Cap Repair

    No Post(Round Trip Freight Included)  $900.00

  • Extra Shipping Charge(Western States) for Highway & Memorial(Large)Markers Only $50.00

  • The above prices are the same for Gold Star Families Marker.