Blue Star Memorial Marker added at Phil Moore Park

ALVATON, Ky. – Members of the Warren County community gathered at Phil Moore Park on Friday morning for a special ceremony to unveil a new sign that honors veterans in the armed forces.

A Blue Star Memorial Marker was installed at the entrance of the park.

These markers are only available through the National Garden Club and first started being placed around the country in 1951.

Prior to its unveiling, a ceremony was held inside of the gym that featured the presentation of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem, which was sung by two students from Greenwood High School.

Veterans from each branch of the armed forces were also recognized for their service during the event.

For members of the local garden club, it was a long process to bring another Blue Star to Warren County.

“We went through a 15-week process of applying for the marker, asking fiscal court for an opportunity to put it on Warren County Parks and Recreation property, and then working through the process of raising funds for the marker, having it installed,” said Susan Throneberry, chairman of the Blue Star Marker dedication. “Ultimate was today when we were able to have the dedication here at Phil Moore Park.”

Bowling Green was the second city in Kentucky to ever have a Blue Star Marker installed.

This latest is one of several that can now be found in Warren County.