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posted: 8/9/2013 2:26 PM

Barrington Hills' Blue Star Memorial Dedication honors those who served

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  • Presidents of the Garden Clubs of Barrington, President Robert Abboud and Trustee Patty Meroni stand by the newly installed Blue Star Memorial Marker.

      Presidents of the Garden Clubs of Barrington, President Robert Abboud and Trustee Patty Meroni stand by the newly installed Blue Star Memorial Marker.
    Courtesy of Garden Club of Barrington

 
Submitted by Council of Barrington Garden Clubs

A Blue Star Memorial Marker was placed at the Barrington Area Civil War Enlistment site, located at the intersection of Old Sutton and Dundee roads, in Barrington Hills.

The Council of Barrington Garden Clubs and the village of Barrington Hill's joint application was accepted for the marker by the National Garden Clubs and installed last October.

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The program was established as a way to pay tribute to "All who have served, are serving and will serve." A formal dedication occurred on Memorial Day, May 27, exactly 80 years after the dedication of the boulder/plaque.

The event was coordinated by the village of Barrington Hills, the Garden Clubs of Barrington and with the cooperation of Barrington Township

While the rain forced the participants inside for the bulk of the program, nearly all in attendance made the trek, in the drizzle, to the Blue Star Marker. All watched as members of the Council of Barrington Garden Clubs, CBGC President Virginia Everist, President Martin McLaughlin and Jim Zingales of the Barrington History Museum unveiled the Blue Star Memorial Marker.

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