A Blue Star By-Way Marker has been dedicated in front of the Putnam County Office Building in Carmel as a tribute to the U.S. Armed Services. The Blue Star Memorial Marker Project was started by National Garden Club members following World War II. The Brewster-Carmel Garden Club sponsored the marker unveiled over the weekend. District Attorney Robert Tendy donated $500 for the cost of the marker. County officials located a suitable rock to which the plaque has been attached. Tendy described his donation as the “right thing to do because the markers are wonderful gestures for veterans.