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Blue Star Banner Story....

The blue star service banners....
Remember them?
Or remember hearing about them?
The blue star was to go in the window of those with a loved one in the war.

The gold star was to replace the blue if the family member was killed in action.

In 2001, we had a blue star in our window, both on our homepage and at our HOUSE! Daniel was at war...for Christmas...which is why we had the index decorated the way we did *_* I've thought the blue star banner historical significance so fascinating. I've thought so for YEARS! And my favorite American Girl Doll -- a historically accurate doll with stories that go with different time periods -- is the doll for World War II, Molly *_* If you'd like to see how to order "The American Girl Doll" Molly's story, whose Daddy was at war for her Christmas, click HERE and look for Molly *_*

During World War II all across America banners were hung in the windows of homes where young men & women had gone off to serve in the military. You remember - one blue star for each family member who left, and a gold star if they weren't coming home.

One evening a young boy was walking down the street with his father. The stars and the banners caught his eye, and after a time he began counting them. "One star in that window," he announced. "And one in the next." He clapped his little hands and shouted out, "Oh look, Daddy! There are three stars at that house." He ran up and down the avenue pointing out stars and pulling his Daddy along. Then they got to one house that puzzled him. "Look at that big house. It has lots of windows, but there's not one star - not even one. Why, Daddy?" The father didn't seem to hear the question. He felt the little boy was too young to understand the meaning of all those service stars anyway. After all, how does one explain to a five year old the loneliness, hopes and fears on the other side of those stars in the windows?

Then they came to a vacant lot. There were no houses, so no windows to hang service banners. But in the distance a stretch of sky where one evening star was brightly glowing. "Oh look . . . look!" the little boy exclaimed. "There's one star in God's window. That means God gave a Son, too." Then noticing the gold color he added, "And He died."

The above story is taken from
"Beyond the Manger", a Christmas Cantata
by Derric Johnson and Larry Mayfield
Published by
Regeneration Music Services
PO Box 40772
Nashville, TN 37204
Copyright 1981

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Aren't these the CUTEST???
I have them linked to pages about each of us...these are our family members' home states!!!
I "adopted" them from
Country Road Graphics,
but they are no longer online.

HERE are our Patriotic Pages *_*
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The Statue of Liberty
Freedom is Never Free
Remember 911...
A Letter to My Fellow Americans
A Letter to the Terrorists
Fear None But GOD
Our POW/MIA Page
Tribute to Ronald W. Reagan
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