Blue Star Recognition

How appropriate that the Garden Club of LBI’s Blue Star By-Way Marker was dedicated on Flag Day, June 14, 2017.


The Blue Star Program, founded during World War II by the President of the Garden Club of New Jersey, is a tribute to all veterans serving in our Armed Forces. The club’s Marker, outside the Beach Haven Library, is one of more than 2300 memorials and the 36th in New Jersey. The Garden Club continues to maintain the Memorial garden at the Beach Haven Library.

President of the Garden Club Maryann Chatfield (far right) thanks Co-Chairs Chris Vohden and Bev Reitinger for all their hard work and dedication in making the Blue Star installation a reality.

Beach Haven Elementary School K and Pre-K were on hand to do their rendition of “It’s a Grand Old Flag.”

Bev takes a moment to chat  with Susan O’Donnell, Past President of the Garden Club of New Jersey, who spoke at the dedication.