Blue Service Star Applique Garden Flag
This Blue Service Star Garden Flag is fully sewn and appliqued with a heavy bead of embroidery outlining the blue star and finished with a pole sleeve to hang vertically.
“In The Breeze” Garden Flags are made with a high-quality, glossy, fade-resistant polyester fabric that looks and feels like nylon. The artwork is created using a combination of applique and tightly stitched, embroidered accents, and is viewable from both sides. Made for outdoors, but attractive enough to hang inside as well. Fits any garden pole. Flag size: 12” x 18”.
Meaning of the Blue Service Star
The Blue Star Banner was designed in 1917 by US Army Captain Robert L. Queisser of the Fifth Ohio Infantry. The flag was to honor his two sons who were serving in World War I. Soon, it was adopted by much of the public. On September 24, 1917, the following statement was read into the Congressional Record:
The Mayor of Cleveland, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Governor of Ohio have adopted this service flag. The world should know of those who give so much for liberty. The dearest thing in all the world to a father and mother is their children.
The flag was standardized and codified by the end of World War II. They were not popular in Vietnam and Korea, but have recently started to be displayed again. In modern usage, an organization may fly a service flag if one of its members is serving active duty but is more customarily flown by the parents or spouse of the service member serving in harm’s way. There is no legal specification of the banner’s size, but according to the Department of Defense code, the flag size ratio must be the same as the American Flag. When displayed with the American flag, the latter should take the place of honor. If the flags displayed are different in size, the American flag should be larger.
*Flagpole not included.