The blue star standard is displayed by family members of one person serving in the Armed Forces during a period of war. The family member who is in the service does not need to be stationed overseas in order for his or her family to display the Service Flag.
The Service Flag was designed by Capt. R. L. Queisser and copyrighted in 1917. The copyright has since passed to the US Dept. of Defense, which regulates its sale and manufacture. Organizations and businesses may also display the Service Flag if they have members serving in the Armed Forces.
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