A few months ago there was a NEWS story about a man making "Blue Star Banners" for families who have a son or daughter serving in the Military. I thought -- what a cool idea. And then a few months later there was an article in a quilting magazine about the "Blue Star Banners". Again I thought cool idea. Now as most ideas that run around in my head if I don't act on them they keep pestering me until I do something about it. ;o}
So a few days ago I Googled Service flag pattern and found the guide lines for making one. Yesterday I made up a couple of the flags -- take a look.....
The "Blue Star Banner" has a star in the middle and is displayed in the front window of the home. If the family who has a member serving in the services is lost then the blue star is covered with a smaller gold star... This tradition was started back during WWI. I decided to make up a couple of the banners. One will go to my sister and then -- there are a couple of staff members at work who have sons in the military so I made one for them.
I also read that you can have up to 5 stars on one banner. My mom has 3 grandsons serving in harms way. So this one I made for her. As my brother (he served in the Army for 20 years) once said freedom isn't free. I am so very grateful to those who fight to keep us free. "Thank You"
Hope you have a great day. :o}