Blue Star Service Banner
The Blue Star Service banner program was a common site in Americas
neighborhoods during World Wars I and II. Created in 1917, people hung
it in their windows to denote that a member of the family was serving
in the armed forces. Leaders of the nations largest wartime veterans
organization today believe the program can play a vital role in
Americas war on terrorism.
We know that in todays society people sometimes do not know their
neighbors a few doors down the street. We believe display of the Blue
Star Service Banner by families of service members will reveal to
everyone just how close to home this battle against terrorism hits,
Robert Morrill, the Legions national public relations commission
chairman, said. The goal is to honor and recognize our men and women
in uniform and demonstrate to all Americans how many families have a
personal stake in this battle.
The Anoka County Veterans Service Office has purchased a limited
quantity of the Blue Star Service Banners from monies donated by the
Fridley American Legion to give to those Anoka County residents who
have members of their families currently serving in the military.
At this time we will give a Banner to a spouse, or parent of an
unmarried service person, who is currently listed as being on active
duty in the military, as well as a business requesting the banner
having an employee currently serving on active duty. This includes
those Guard and Reserve Personnel activated following the September
11, 2001 tragedy. It does not include individuals who are in the Guard
or Reserve that are on active duty for training. Requesting persons
or business must currently reside in Anoka County. If you think you
are eligible call the Anoka County Veterans Service office at
763-323-5290 or drop by our office in the Government Center, 2100 3rd
Ave., Room 233, Anoka, MN.
Others may purchase them on their own through the Advertising Flag
Company, Inc. 3801 South Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60609-2192. Or by