Blue Star Flags Show Support for Service Members
If your son or daughter is serving in the military during a time of war or open conflict, you can show your support by displaying a ‘blue star flag,’ or service star flag, in their honor.
Military service star banners first appeared in 1917, when an Army captain wanted to show his pride in his two sons who were serving in uniform. Since that time they have grown in popularity, and are even mentioned officially in Department of Defense Directive 1348.20, published on 1 December 1967.
You may also see these banners with silver or gold stars.
A silver star signifies a service member who was wounded while deployed abroad. This is not an official practice, and isn’t very common.
May all your stars be blue.
Find a large assortment of service star banners here: