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Man-in-Service Flag

Man-in-Service Flag

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Physical Description
Cotton bunting. Blue star in the center of white field; red border.
General History
The Man-in-Service Flag was used in both World War I and World War II. It is also known as the Blue Star Flag. Each family was entitled to hang a small Man-in-Service Flag in a window to signify they had a family member in service. The flag was about a foot long and was hung vertically. The blue star was covered with a gold (actually yellow) star if the family member died in action.
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Object Name
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United States
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
overall: 17 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in; 44.45 cm x 28.575 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
World War I
World War II
The Emergence of Modern America
The Great Depression and World War II
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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