The gold star standard is for family members of a person in the Armed Forces, who has been killed in military action defending our country.
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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