Kinnikinnik daughters were honored to present a Blue Star Memorial Monument to the Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. The Blue Start Monument is a project of the National Council of State Garden Clubs nationwide with Colorado’s first maker placed and dedicated in 1947. The monument is a tribute to all Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America. Kinnikinnik Chapter was honored to to have with us at our dedication, members from the Pikes Peak SAR Chapter and representatives from several military organizations in Colorado Springs. It was a day of recognition to our military, patriotism and preservation. Kinnikinnik daughters and guests were also given a little history of the cemetery and the little chapel where our monument was placed to. As explained by Evergreen director, Will DeBoer, the cemetery is also for the living. there are many historical stories to be told about the people that are in residence in the cemetery and several times a year events take place at Evergreen by the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society. We were delighted to have present with us at our dedication from the Benevolent Society, General William Palmer, portrayed by Bob Stovall and Queen Palmer portrayed by Dianne Hartshorn. To close out the dedication, taps were played by Chaplain Paul Darrow from the 4061 VFW. Refreshments for all were made available after the dedication.
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