Blue Star Banners

What is a Blue Star Banner?

A Blue Star Banner is a red and white flag with up to 5 blue stars representing family members serving in the Armed Forces.

What Makes a Blue Star Family?

Not every military family is a Blue Star family. That is because those authorized to fly the Blue Star flag are those who have immediate family members who serve in the military during a time of conflict.

You qualify to receive and fly a Blue Star Banner if one or more of your immediate family members are actively serving. Immediate family includes:

  • Spouses
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Siblings
  • Stepparents
  • Stepchildren, stepsiblings, half-siblings
  • Adopted parents
  • Adopted children and adopted siblings of a U.S. service member.
Click here for more information.