The gold star patch came to symbolize a family member killed in the line of duty in 1918. Following a suggestion from the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defenses. Families of military men and women would fly a service banner or flag as a sign representing their family members in combat. When a soldier was known to be deceased the gold star patch would be sewn over the blue stars on the service flag to signify the death. The color gold was chosen to signify the value of each life lost at war.
These gold star patches can be used to cover up the blue stars on a service flag or banner to represent the passing of a soldier. For more military and memorial products browse through our wide selection. Fly a military flag of the branch your loved one is enlisted in, pair it with an American flag for a complete patriotic flag presentation. For more information contact us on (800)628-3524.
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