Gold Star One of a Kind Brooch BR52
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This vintage brooch bears a Gold Star Service Flag Centerpiece. This piece is a one of a kind creation that is hand-crafted by Hope Design Ltd., combining authentic military heraldry with a beautiful vintage brooch. Please see the history below to better understand the significance of the Gold Star Service Flag.
- The Service Flag History below is from the U.S. Naval Academy -
The Service Flag is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in for the duration of such hostilities.
The history of the Service Flag is as patriotic and touching as the symbolism each star represents to the families that display them.
The service flag (also known as "blue star banners" or "son in service flags") was designed and patented by World War I Army Captain Robert L. Queissner of the 5th Ohio Infantry who had two sons serving on the front line. The flag quickly became the unofficial symbol of a child in service. President Wilson became part of its history when in 1918 he approved a suggestion made by the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defenses that mothers who had lost a child serving in the war to wear a gold gilt star on the traditional black mourning armband.
This led to the tradition to cover the blue star with a gold star on the Service flag to indicate that the service member has died or been killed.
The color of the stars is also symbolic in that the blue star represents hope and pride and the gold star represents sacrifice to the cause of liberty and freedom.
Hope Design Ltd. jewelry and men's accessories make the perfect gift for any military event or special occasion.
All items are gift wrapped in high-quality wrapping paper before being securely packaged for delivery.
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