The Blue Star represents different things to different people.
"It represented that your household had family that was serving in your country," said Pat Witt.
It's an honor for Witt to be a Blue Star mother. Her son and several family members have served our country.
"It symbolizes that we have our freedom, but we wouldn't have it if our people didn't go over and fight in other countries," said Witt.
That's why she just had to come to the dedication of a Blue Star Memorial Marker at Webster's Finn Park. It's put on by Seventh District Federated Garden Club.
"They honor veterans who are serving now, who have served and those that will serve," said Toni Howe of the Federated Garden Club Seventh District.
This is a national endeavor that's gone on since World War II. This memorial is one of six placed within the region, and one of more than 2,500 nationally.
"Never forget. Never forget the sacrifices, the time, the dedication that our service people perform for our great country," said Patriot Guard Ride Captain Jerry Lamb.
World War II veteran Elmer Garling, 89, certainly doesn't feel forgotten sitting in the seats. For him this Blue Star Marker symbolizes a humbling reward.
"Pretty proud and to think that I could accept something like that," said Garling.