Blue Star Banners

The Blue Star Service Banner is a long-standing American tradition. First used during World War I, the banner was designed by a U.S. Army captain who had two sons serving on the front line. Soon, it became an unofficial symbol of a child in the service.

During World War II, the banners were again displayed in the front windows of thousands of homes to show a family's pride in loved ones serving in the military.

The American Legion is rekindling the spirit of pride in our military men and women following the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Today, Blue Star Service Banners are again displayed by families who have a loved one serving in any branch of our armed forces, including the National Guard and Reserves of all military departments.



A Blue Star Service Banner displayed in the window of a home lets others know that someone in the home is proudly serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and reminds us all that war touches every neighborhood in our land.

Stetser-Lamartine Post 281 is a strong supporter of the Blue Star Service Banner program and presents banners to families in our community with a husband, wife, son or daughter serving with our armed forces.

Additional information about Blue Star Service Banners is available on The American Legion website. 

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