Display of the Service Star Banner first came about during World War I.
During WWI and WWII most flags were hand made by mothers across the nation.
One of the most famous flags was that of the five Sullivan brothers who all perished on the U.S.S. Juneau.
Each blue star on the flag represents a service member in active duty.
A gold star is displayed if a service member is killed in action or dies in service.
If several stars are displayed in one family the gold star takes the honor of being placed at the top.
Display of a Service Star Banner is done during times of war.
Once again families are displaying banners at home.
Banners may be purchased through the internet, at military exchanges, or made by hand.
Flags may also be purchased on the internet at www.serviceflags.com This is the official site used by our Blue Star Mothers National Group, they can also add your military son(s) & daughter(s) names to a banner.
The dimensions of a typical banner are 9 inches wide, 14 inches long with a two inch border. Stars are placed in the center. A Service Star Flag is much larger and can be flown on a regular flag pole.
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