83rd Blue Star (2015)
The Westwood Garden Club dedicated a Blue Star Memorial on November 11, 2015, as part of a larger Veterans Day Celebration. The ceremony included the rededication of a Veterans Memorial, originally dedicated in 1948, which had fallen in disrepair. The Westwood Garden Club invested five years into its refurbishment. The total cost of the project was $150,000. $114,000 was in-kind contributions from local contractors, businesses, the City of Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Garden Council. The marker proudly stands alongside the glorious, newly renovated Veterans Memorial at Riverside Cemetery, 1015 Gull Road, Kalamazoo.