Blue Star Monument Dedicated in Douglas

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Today, a Blue Star monument was dedicated in downtown Douglas in honor of one man's father and all of the men and women who have served their country. Doug Olson, raised 5300 dollars for the marker and a silver flagpole in honor of his father, Master Sgt. Ralph D. Olson, who served in North Africa and the Ardennes during World War II. 

Governor Matt Mead was at the dedication this morning along with Douglas City Administrator Steve Henning. A flyover by Air Force jets from Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado also took place. Wyoming has seven Blue Star Memorial Highways that are marked by the National Garden Club to pay tribute to America's armed forces. Doug Olson says he's still working with the Wyoming Department of Transportation to officially designate West Yellowstone Highway as the eighth such highway in the state.