(World War II- era)
BLUE STAR BANNER
3ft x 5ft WOOL
Used: Shows some wear, and/or discoloration, & holes.
MADE IN USA.
A service flag or service banner in the United States is an official banner that family members of service members can display. The flag or banner is defined as a white field with a red border, with a blue star for each family member serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of war or hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States are engaged. A gold star represents a family member that died during service, without specifying cause of death. The deceased might have been killed in action, or died due to unrelated causes.
The banner was designed in 1917 by United States Army Captain Robert L. Queisser of the Fifth Ohio Infantry, in honor of his two sons who were serving in World War I. It was quickly adopted by the public and by government officials. On September 24, 1917, an Ohio congressman read into the Congressional Record.