March 25, 2007

One child in service

Filed under: Boulevard Historic District (Local Designation) — lessie @ 6:14 pm

This flag would not have meant anything to me if I did not enjoy World War II memorbelia. Somewhere along the way, I learned this flag with one star signifies one son in service. There were flags with two stars and more rarily three stars, signifying the great sacrifice the family made to its country. I wonder if this flag is from the World War II era, and a family member pulled it from the attic to hang for this war as well. I haven’t seen any such flags new, so I can’t help but think that is probably the case. Sobering.

On a lighter note, I took the above photo in Anderson’s Boulevard Historic District on Saturday. My fuzzy and aching head, itchy eyes, and runny nose started with a vengence. The dreaded pollen. Pollen bothers me so badly, I hesitate to walk outdoors. Saturday’s glorious weather proved how foolish staying indoors can be. I’m off to the drugstore to buy allergy medicine, and I will don with religiousity a face mask — all to enjoy this beautiful weather.



  1. Thanks for that info about the flag! New to me.

    Take care of your allergies…my asthma is acting up too 😦

    Like your new layout, but it keeps locking up.

    Comment by Isabella — March 25, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

  2. Interesting info , didnt know about it!

    I think this shot is lovely , especially the touch of tulips match the wall of the house..liking it a lot!

    ps. my partner has pollen allergy and boy, he suffers…

    Comment by kris — March 26, 2007 @ 8:37 am

  3. My grandmother had a flag with 3 stars from WWII. It was from 3 of her 17 brothers who served. They all come home alive!

    Feel better with the allergy stuff. The only thing I am allergic to is Mulberry trees and we have a giant Mulberry tree in our front yard that is starting to bloom. I am so not looking forward to this!

    Comment by Helen — March 31, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

  4. That flag is still used today to symbolize the same thing. You can still get them new too. ive seen them on the internet.

    Comment by Matthew from Pickens Co. — May 4, 2008 @ 5:21 am

  5. This sybolizes a “Blue Star” family. It may be flown by immediate family members (mother, siblings, spouse) to signify a family member deployed in active military duty. Those flown today are most likely to signify someone serving in Iraq or Afganastan. The ultimate sacrifice would be signified by a gold, instead of a blue star. Traditionally, the “Gold-Star Mothers” are those who have lost a child in service for their country. Our family received one at the deployment ceremony for my brother who left with the Ohio National Guard to the Middle East last Saturday. We fly it in our window with pride and prayers.

    Comment by Dawn — October 8, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

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