Blue Star Memorial Highway marker unveiled in Maysville

MAYSVILLE, NC (WITN) - The town of Maysville is now home to a Blue Star Memorial Highway with a marker indicating the honor on Highway 58 .

The plaques are placed along roadways to honor the armed forces of the past, present, and future.

The program began 64 years ago, and the program's chairperson for North Carolina said it represents the "freedom of movement" upheld by service members.

Maysville Mayor Edward Waltz said many of the service members who uphold freedom are their neighbors.

"Because we live here on the shores of Camp Lejeune and cherry point, so our community feeds those bases with workers, and people who serve, they live in this community so we want to make sure they feel welcome when they come back, "said Mayor Waltz.

Now service members will be welcomed to Maysville on a Blue Star Memorial Highway.

The Blue Star Service Flag or service banner is a banner that family members of those serving in the United States Armed Forces can display.

The number of blue stars represents the number of service members in that family. The flag or banner is officially defined as a white field with a red border, with a blue star.