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Blue star banners are back in service

In a Memorial Day ceremony to recognize local soldiers and their families, the American Legion will distribute traditional banners that have graced the homes of active-duty service members during conficts dating back to World War I.

Families of the soldiers will receive the blue star service banner in a poster board version, an 8-by-11-inch placard with a blue star against a white rectangle, surrounded by a red border. The banners, distributed across the country by the American Legion, can be displayed in the windows of homes to recognize families with active-duty members of the military.

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