Original U.S. WWI Blue Star Mother's Service Banner Flag with Three Stars - 32" x 54"
Original Item: Only One Available. A service flag or service banner is a banner that family members of those serving in the United States Armed Forces can display. The flag or banner is officially defined as a white field with a red border, with a blue star for each family member serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of war or hostilities. The banner was designed in 1917 by U.S. Army Captain Robert L. Queisser of the Fifth Ohio Infantry, in honor of his two sons who were serving in World War I.
This is a typical example from WWI, with three blue stars for three sons in service, in a nice displayable 32" x 54" size. The flag looks to be made of linen, and is of multi-piece double-sided construction. Looking at the stars, this flag may have been purchased with a single star, and then two additional stars added on the sides, as the center star is a different color than the other two. The flag definitely looks to be of quality construction.
The flag is still in very good condition, with the expected age toning and fading of the colors. One side is definitely more faded than the other. It does have a header, but this has been tack stitched folded over, probably so it would not show when the flag was hung up on a wall.
A very nice aged "Blue Star" Mother's flag, ready to display!
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