The Service Star Flag

What is the Service Star Flag?

The Service Star Flag, also known as the "Sons in Service" flag. The Service Flag is authorized for display by Americans to honor their family members serving in the United States Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities. Organizations may also display the flag to honor members of that organization for the same purpose. 

The flag is officially defined as a white field with a red border, with a blue star representing a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.

The tradition of the blue star began during World War II. A single blue star was attached to a Service Flag representing a service member within the household. The Service Star Flag was displayed either inside the family’s home or business or flown from an Outdoor Flagpole.

Displaying the Service Star Flag outdoors

The Service Star Outdoor Flag was created for homes and business to proudly display their flag from an Outdoor Flagpole. If an Outdoor American Flag is displayed with the Service Star Outdoor Flag, the American Flag must be of equal or larger proportions and take the place of honor above the Service Star Flag.

Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

Historically, as soldiers were killed in combat, a gold star was super-imposed over the blue star to honor this person for making the ultimate sacrifice for their country. On June 23, 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day. The name was amended to “Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day” in 2011 by President Barack Obama.

This year, Gold Star Mother’s and Family's Day is recognized on Sunday, September 30.

The Honor and Remember Flag

You can show respect and honor for America’s fallen soldiers and their families by proudly displaying your Outdoor American Flag and the Honor and Remember Flag. The Honor and Remember Flag was created to recognize the sacrifice of America’s soldiers who have given their lives for their country. 


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