Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Shelby Farrer, Sales Coordinator
Rome Federated Garden Clubs Contact:
Diane Harbin, President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Blue Star Memorial marker to be unveiled on Jackson Hill
ROME, GA. — The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) and the Rome Federated Garden Clubs invite the public to join in the dedication of a Blue Star Memorial marker on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center.
The National Blue Star Memorial Program honors all men and women that have served in the Armed Forces. The Blue Star is emblematic of the blue star flags which hung in the windows of families during World War II who had family members serving in the war; however, the memorial marker program specifically intends to recognize veterans of every war or combat deployment.
The marker will be placed at the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center on the base of Jackson Hill, one of the seven hills in Rome. Diane Harbin, president of the Rome Federated Garden Clubs, believes that this is a great location for the plaque because it is visible for the community and visitors.
“The organizations that are presenting and participating in this want the veterans who visit Georgia’s Rome and for the population as a whole to realize the respect that we have for the military and armed services,” stated Harbin.
The marker was funded by the Three Rivers Garden Club, Xavier Chapter: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), and the GRCVB, with special thanks to the City of Rome for installation.
“We are happy to honor veterans and to be a part of this program. It is one of our missions, and we are proud to show our appreciation,” said Ann Bridges, regent of the NSDAR.
The ceremony will feature the presentation of the Blue Star Memorial marker, patriotic music, light refreshments and socializing. The event is free and open to the public.
The Rome-Floyd Visitor Center is located at 402 Civic Center Drive. To learn more about the Blue Star Memorial marker or other events in Rome, visit www.RomeEvents.org or call 706.295.5576.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Ga. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic prosperity of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.