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  Brief history of the Blue Star Banner

Although many are familiar with the Blue Star program, the “Blue Star” symbol began around 400 BC when Alexander the Great made use of it as a sign of great heroism. The Purple Heart also contained the blue star, but years later it was changed to its present design.

The Blue Star Flag was created in 1917, hanging in homes to denote family members serving our Armed Forces; each star represents a family member proudly serving our country. The idea spread to include businesses and churches, a star for each employee or member who had gone to war.

The program also was implemented during World Wars I and II, honoring once again those serving our country.

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the whole country came together again showing their patriotism. There is no better time than now to bring back the “Blue Star Program”.
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