The BHGC’s Blue Star Memorial Marker was originally erected in 1972. In 2005, it was relocated to a nicely landscaped park in the town of Bar Harbor along route 3, near the head of Mount Desert Island.
The Club holds Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, and maintains the memorial marker. The Club provides BHGC Volunteers.
The ‘Blue Star Memorial Program’ began in 1944 with the planting of Dogwood trees as a living memorial to Veterans of World War II. Between 2014 and 2016, our Club planted three Pagoda Dogwood trees here in remembrance of all those who have served our Country to protect our Freedoms. Also, daffodils from the GCFM’s daffodil project were planted.
You can learn more about the Blue Star Memorial Program at the Garden Club Federation Of Maine website.
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Directions from Ellsworth to the Blue Star Memorial Marker: Follow route ME-3 East thru Ellsworth and Trenton for 9.4 miles. At the head of Mount Desert Island, go slightly left to stay on ME-3 for about 1/3 of a mile. The memorial marker is located on the right side of the road, and directly across from some very yellow cottages.