MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. 421 Through Watauga County to be Recognized as a Blue Star Memorial Highway Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WHAT:                      Blue Star Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony


WHEN:                      Monday, March 25, 10 a.m.


WHERE:                   Boone Town Council Chambers

1500 Blowing Rock Blvd.



COMMENTS:           A replica of the sign that will be placed on the Watauga County line

designating U.S. 421 as a Blue Star Memorial Highway will be unveiled in

the Boone Town Council Chambers. Division 11 N.C. Board of

Transportation member Sam Halsey will join Boone Mayor Loretta

Clawson, Watauga County commissioners and other officials in the



Blue Star Memorial Highways are a tribute to the armed forces. Originally started to honor World War II veterans, the program was expanded in 1951 to include all men and women who had served, were serving or would serve in the U.S. armed forces.


The Board of Transportation approved the request from the town of Boone and Watauga County last November.


CONTACT:              Debbie York, N.C. Department of Transportation

(336) 667-9111





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