Gold Star Service sticker

Gold Star Service sticker

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$3.75
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$2.25

The Gold Star Service symbol is displayed in honor of an immediate family member who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. This sticker is a poignant sign of remembrance for your family and a historical symbol of those lost. Support their love of their country with the display your Gold Star flag.

This sticker is proudly made in the U.S.A for outside window application. It measures 6"x 3". The history of the Gold Star Banner is derived from the Blue Star Banner, which was designed by Army Captain Robert. L Queissner during World War I for his serving sons. The Blue Star Banner became an unofficial way to show that your family had a child in the services. Over time the flag has transitioned to simply represent any family member who is serving in the Armed Forces at a time of war or hostility. In 1918 President Wilson added, from a suggestion by the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense, that if the family member was lost while serving that the blue star was to be covered with a gold star, thus the creation of the Gold Star Banner. The blue would be symbolic of hope and the gold would symbolize sacrifice for freedom. In World War II the Blue and Gold Star Banners became very popular and could be seen in almost every window in which they were applicable. Either Banner is traditionally hung in the window of a home as to allow all who pass the residence to view it and know the family has or lost a member at war. It is known that only immediate family members of the person serving or lost in the United States Armed Forces are to display the flag. The list of acceptable relation includes: grandparents, wife, husband, mother, father, step parent, adopted parent, foster parent, child, stepchild, adopted child, brothers, sisters, and half brothers and sisters. In 2001 on the historic day of 9/11, these flags became an official representation for a family to display to symbolize a serving or lost member in the Armed Forces. The banners are to be hung through the duration of a period of war or hostility. It is also a common practice to hang an American flag with these banners, but the American flag is to be of equal or larger size and is to hang above the service flag. D174