Legion recognizes Clark, Wroblewski as Blue Star families

MADISON – American Legion, Post 229 in Madison recognized two families with Blue Star Banners during the Feb. 24 meeting of Madison City Council.

The Blue Star Banner represents that one family member is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The banner can contain a maximum of five stars, signifying five members of that family are on active duty.

Two members of Madison City Council, Gerald Clark and Maura Wroblewski, and their families received Blue Star Banners to honor the military service of two of their children. Post 229 Commander Larry Vannoy and Adjutant Stacey Harring presented the banners.

Gerald and Tina Clark’s son, W2 Phillip Auston Clark, is serving in the U.S. Army as a pilot of a medical evacuation Black Hawk helicopter at Camp Humphries, South Korea. Their younger son William also attended the ceremony. Gerald Clark represents Council District 6.

Maura and Ron Wroblewski’s daughter, Airman Sarah Christine Wroblewski, is serving in the U.S. Air Force as an Aviation Materials Management Analyst at Joint Air Base Charleston, S.C. Maura Wroblewski represents Council District 1.

Usually, a family displays its Blue Star Banner in windows to show a family’s pride in their loved one’s military service. The banner serves to remind others that preserving America’s freedom demands much commitment and sacrifice.

Blue Star Banners’ origin dates to 1917 and World War I with efforts by Army Captain Robert L. Quessner of the 5th Ohio Infantry, who had two sons serving in combat. The banner quickly became the unofficial symbol for families who had a child in the service.

American Legion provides banners to families in communities nationwide. Special Blue Star Corporate Flags for government and corporate groups show their support for employees called to active duty in the war against terrorism.

American Legion, Post 229 conducts general membership meetings monthly on second Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Lunar Lodge, 740 Eastview Drive in Madison.

Any family, along with governmental and corporate entities, interested in obtaining a Blue Star Banner can contact Blue Star Coordinator Earl Watts with Post 229. Call 256-258-8534, email Commander@americanlegionpost229.org or Adjutant@americanlegionpost229 or visit americanlegionpost229.org or Facebook/American Legion Post 229.

Bob Jones High School

CMSgt. Ellis Clark awarded title of Drill Master

Events

Huntsville Botanical Garden and UAH partner for Shakespeare in the Garden

Madison

Chess league honors Epling as ‘Coach of the Year’

Harvest

Luna Koi to bring its vibe to ‘Sounds of Summer’

Bob Jones High School

Seeing students as rewards, Word selected Midtown’s ‘Teacher of the Year’

Huntsville

Pre-K Center selects Parameswaran as top teacher

Discovery Middle School

Robotics team, Say Watt!?!, takes FIRST LEGO awards in California

Harvest

TARCOG lands $1.5-million grant from EPA for cleanup

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Mental Skills Coach Assists Team To National Championship Game- Roger Kitchen Builds Character

Bob Jones High School

Journey welcomes Ben Smith as Assistant Principal, Athletic Director

Madison

Chandrakasem, Koswoski excel in DAR essay contests

Harvest

American Legion, VFW to retire flags on Flag Day

Madison

Stundtner proves skills as Midtown’s ‘Staff Member of the Year’

James Clemens High School

Guo, Mysore, Saha dominate awards at regional, state science fairs

Harvest

Madison Hospital names Brandon Jones ‘Employee of the Year’

Bob Jones High School

MCS to present ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ sessions

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – June 12, 2024

Events

Annual Juneteenth Festival returns to Big Spring Park Saturday

Bob Jones High School

Braden Booth Named Mr. Baseball, Super All-State, Class 7A All-State

Harvest

Low-key races (on foot and couch) pivotal for Rotary’s ‘Parrots 0.5K’

Bob Jones High School

Mill Creek names Deberry as outstanding staff employee

Bob Jones High School

Madison Public Library readies for Summer Reading experience

James Clemens High School

Moore honored as ‘Staff Member of the Year’ at James Clemens

Harvest

Madison City Community Orchestra to honor D-Day’s 80th anniversary

x