Blue & Gold Star Memorials
Needs of the Durham VA Medical Center
OPERATION COLD FRONT is now accepting NEW coats, hats and gloves for our homeless Veterans. Please drop off soon if you wish to give. Call 919-286-0411 ext 7810 and they will
meet you at front entrance so you don’t have to find a parking place.
Monetary donations for parties, outing and other special events
Emergency Welfare – one time emergency need including travel, gas, food or clothing
Holiday Fund for their Christmas gifts
Women Veteran Needs
Food Pantry, Hormel Complete meals
Horizon milk (no refrigeration until opened)
Cereal – individual packages
Postage Stamps, or envelopes with stamps on them
***K-Cups regular and decaf for hospice and intensive care cart. Flavors and hot Choc too
Movie gift cards to Phoenix theater at Northgate
Kroger or Food Lion gift cards
Restaurant gift cards
Word Search Puzzle Books, decks of cards and electric games.
They are also looking for table decorations for the CLC Dining Room for Holidays
Heritage has Christmas with left over Poinsettias
New Years, Valentines, Easter, Memorial, 4th July, Labor, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving
Contact Marcia if interested and she will give you the name and number of person
at VA to set up and reserve holiday.
link to flyer
The Clubs in District 9 in conjuction with the NC Department of Transportation, Garden Club of NC, Daughters of the American Revolution and Veterans Affairs are planting poppies and blue cornflowers to make the public aware of World War I and the veterans who served.
Although barely anything survived in the muddy wasteland of the Western Front, by a miracle of nature one flower not only bloomed but thrived.
The fact that the flowers were bright scarlet added to the uncanny aptness of the symbolism: the fragile red petals vividly suggested the spilt blood of the millions of young men who had died, while the growth of these flowers against all the odds represented hope in the face of despair.
Since the end of the conflict the poppy has been an internationally recognized sign of remembrance, for the Great War.
New from NGC for 2015 was the addition of a Gold Star marker to allow Gold Star Families who have lost a loved one defending the USA to sponsor a Gold Star marker. Prices will remain the same through May 1, 2016.
It was announced that Blue Star pin are available for $10.00 through Member Services on the NGC website under Shop Online, NGC official jewelry.
If you have markers that are in need of restoration, you might want to check with www.HistoricalMarkersRestorations.com as a source for this service.
The 2015 guidelines for Blue Star and Gold Star markers are on the NGC website under Projects, Ongoing Projects, Blue Star Memorials.
Another NGC program that is related to Blue Star markers is the Sage and Roses. This program involves sending greeting cards on holidays to servicemen and others along with a $1.00 donation for each. The money goes into a fund which is used to fund a BSM for the winning states. Details are available on the NGC website under Projects, Ongoing Projects, Sage and Roses.
The NGC website is www.gardenclub.org.