Blue Service Star 3x5 Printed Polyester Flag
Blue Service Star 3x5 printed polyester flag with grommets.
This is the lowest priced option for outdoor flags. The material is lightweight polyester that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze. Each flag has a canvas header with 2 brass grommets. Flag size 3'x5'
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, their children.
The flag was standardized and codified by the end of World War II. They were not popular during Vietnam and Korea, but have recently come back in use. In modern usage, an organization may fly a service flag if one of its members is serving active duty but are 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 10:19, 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.