Either of these may be displayed by immediate family members of a person serving in the Armed Forces during a period of war. The family member who is in the service does not need to be stationed overseas in order for the banner to be displayed. Organizations and businesses may also display the Service Flag or Banner if they have members serving in the Armed Forces. Each star represents one person.
The 8x15” banner is hung in a home or in a window. The 3x5’ flag may be flown as a traditional flag with canvas heading and grommets beneath the US flag on a flagpole. Whereas the Blue Star Banner represents currrent service, the Gold Star Service Banner represents the honor and glory of an individual who died while serving his or her country and the last full measure of devotion and pride of the family in this sacrifice.