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and help one another.
Blue Star Flag
The tradition of displaying this
flag originated with WWI. In 1917, the Congressional Record stated:
"The world should
know of those who give so much for liberty. The dearest thing
in all the world to a father and mother---their children."
- Also known as a Service Flag, the blue
star stands for hope and pride.
- When family members were killed, the blue
star was replaced with a gold one representing sacrifice.
- A silver star stood for someone invalided
home for wounds sustained overseas.