Service Star Flags
The origin of Military Service Star Flags
The Gold Star Mothers Club was formed, shortly after World War I, to provide support for mothers that lost sons or daughters in the war. A custom began in which families of servicemen hung a banner called a Service Flag in the window of their homes to honor those sons or daughters that were serving or had been lost. Therefore, the flag also became known as a mothers flag. The Service Flag or mothers flag had a star for each family member in the military. Living servicemen were represented by a blue star, and those who had lost their lives were represented by a gold star.
Membership in the Gold Star Mothers Club is available to any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service to the United States. On the last Sunday in September, Gold Star Mother's Day is observed in the U.S. in their honor (taken from wikipedia).
Gettysburg Flags Work's assortment of Service Star Flags
We are a proud provider of a wide variety of military service star flags, all of which are constructed with the greatest care here in the USA. We offer the traditional gold star flag / mothers flag in the form of a window or door banner. These banners were created in 1917, and were very popular during WWI and WWII. These service star flags are displayed by a family to show that they have a member currently serving (deployed) in the armed forces. Each blue star of the mothers flag represents one person serving. A gold star (in place of the blue star) on the mothers flag, represents one person lost while serving. Each banner is 8x14 inches, and is printed on satin with a wooden staff and a gold cord tassel. These service star flags are available with one to four stars.
We also offer a 3x5 foot mothers flag. This mothers flag is hand sewn nylon with header and grommets for mounting. It is single-sided with a reverse image on the back side. These military service star flags are available with one to three stars of either blue or gold. This mothers flag is also available in a garden style – 11x15 inch. This too is single-sided with a reverse image on the back side, and is made for display on a garden stand or window holder.
Products related to Military Service Star Flags
In addition to actual military service star flags, we also offer service star lapel pins and magnets. These items follow the same layout as the military service star flags or mothers flags, but come in the form of a pin or magnet, so that you may proudly display in a more mobile fashion. Many people will wear or display the service star design throughout deployment.