It was designed to tell the world that the family displaying the Service Flag had one or more family members currently in the United States Armed Forces.
The flag became more frequently displayed during World War II. During the Vietnam War it was not seen frequently.
Today it is not uncommon to see people wearing an American flag pin to show their patriotism. It is also becoming more common to see the Blue Star Service Flag being displayed.
The Service Flag is red with a white center. Inside the white center will be a blue star, one for each member of the family in the Armed Forces.
How to Display Service Flag
- The Service Flag is intended to be displayed indoors, in a window facing the outside of the house.
- If the American Flag is to be displayed along with the Service Flag, the American Flag should take the more honored position. The American Flag is generally displayed above the Service Flag.
- If the service member has become wounded or injured, it is now customary to replace the blue star with a silver star.
- If the service member has died in service to his or her country, it is now customary to replace the blue or silver star with a gold star.
I proudly display a Service Flag with two blue stars in my window!
If you know someone who has a family member in the Armed Forces, give them the gift of a Service Flag Banner - it’s an honor to receive one!
Beware of strangers who will approach you and thank you for supporting the troops!
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