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Old 10-02-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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You can get a free one to hang in your window. I have one up for my son.

I know this maybe shouldn't be here, but I thought more people would get to see it who actually would be able to use it here, in this forum, rather than the freebie forum. MyBlueStarFlag.com: Free Blue Star Flags for the Military: Order Your FREE Blue Star Flag
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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This is the perfect spot. Thanks for your post.

I have my double star flag hanging in my front window. It's getting faded...should I get a new one or just have this hanging until my children return?
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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They don't have to be deployed to hang one, VG!

I am waiting to get a new one until my daughter goes to BCT and graduates. I will go from 2 stars to 3 then!
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:46 PM
 
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I got mine from the local American Legion post. Funny thing, it hung in my front window for 10 years. It fell down the very day that my son's cutter returned to port from a particularly difficult tour in the Bering Sea. Deadliest Catch fans will remember the episode where the F/V Katmi went down. He was part of that rescue and recovery. I knew he was doing SAR during a typhoon, but did not know the circumstances, or that it would be featured on the show at the time. Just waiting at home to hear he made it back to port. It was as if that banner let out a sigh of relief with me when he called. Weird, huh?
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Can I hang a blue star flag even though Im only married to an active duty Marine and do not have any children in the armed forces?
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Can I hang a blue star flag even though Im only married to an active duty Marine and do not have any children in the armed forces?
"A service flag or service banner in the United States is an official banner that family members of service members in harm's way can display."

Service flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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Old 07-29-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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"A service flag or service banner in the United States is an official banner that family members of service members in harm's way can display."

Service flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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So its okay then? Also do I take it down once he gets home from deployment or can I keep it up since hes active duty.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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So its okay then? Also do I take it down once he gets home from deployment or can I keep it up since hes active duty.
Yep it is OK.

You can keep it up as long as he is on active duty...

American Legion says: "Itís an American tradition to display a Blue Star Service Banner in the window of a home when a loved one is proudly serving in the U.S. Armed Forces." Blue Star Banner | The American Legion | Veterans Serving Veterans


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Old 01-17-2016, 06:53 AM
 
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Is it okay to display the Blue star flag if a family member is serving in the military but is not deployed?
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Is it okay to display the Blue star flag if a family member is serving in the military but is not deployed?
Yes it is ok to display if a family member is serving in the military.


"A service flag approved by the Secretary of Defense may be displayed in a window of the place of residence of individuals who are members of the immediate family of an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of war or hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States are engaged."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service_flag
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