16 November 2008

BSM Light of Love Tree

Light of Love Tree
Kershaw Park Gazebo, Canandaigua NY
November 30, 2008 to December 31, 2008

In honor of those who are still serving our country and for those who have been injured trying to preserve our American way of life for our veterans and in memory of those who gave their lives for our freedom...

The City of Canandaigua will place a tree in the gazebo of Kershaw Park and the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. NY Chapter #1 will place Blue, Gold and Silver Stars on the Tree. Small pictures of past and present servicemen and women will be placed in the center of each star. Branch insignia's will be in place of photo if no picture is sent. The lights will be Red,White and Blue and turn on at dusk and off at dawn.

Light of Love Star Colors:
Blue represents any service member, active, reserve, or guard.
Silver represents a service member wounded in the line of duty.
Gold represents a service member that has lost their life in the line of duty.
Black represents a service member that is listed as missing in action or prisoner of war.

Representatives from all Branches will be present to place their star on the tree November 30, 2008 at 4:00 pm followed by a Candlelight Vigil. Please come and join the Blue Star Mothers of America along with this years Master of Ceremonies, Dave Kern, NY State Captain for the Patriot Guard Riders, as we gather to show pride and support for our soldiers and their loved ones during their holiday season.

To order a star in honor of your loved one:

Please send your name, address, phone number, e-mail address along with the name of the person you are honoring and their rank and branch of service. If you wish, you may include a wallet size photo for the ornament. Please include a $5.00 donation.

Blue Star Mothers Inc.
NY Chapter 1
PO Box 426
Bloomfield, NY 14469

Unfortunately, photos can not be returned but you may collect your star from the tree after Dec. 25, 2008.

Please help, this is not a fund raiser, the $5 requested donation is only to supply the materials.
The Blue Star Mothers really want to see a full and festive tree in honor of our heroes!!

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