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  • Welcome to the "In-Harms-Way" listserv, where families of deployed soldiers can meet, talk, 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.


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