The In Service Banner was designed in 1917 by WWI Army Captain Robert Quessner, the service star banner is traditionally hung in the window of the home of a person who has a family member currently serving in the U.S. military. That person can be a son, daughter, wife, husband, etc. The blue star represents one family member currently in service; a gold star on a banner represents a family member who was killed during service. Seeing these banners today in windows of homes reminds every one of us that war is not something that happens overseas on far-away lands, but is something that affects every street and neighborhood in our country.
Banners are 8" x 15" with crossbar and gold cord tassel.