Legion Auxiliary giving Blue Star banners to Valley's armed forces families
September 15, 2011 · 8:58 AM
The American Legion Auxiliary's Post 79 in Snoqualmie is awarding Blue Star service banners to families this fall.
Families in Snoqualmie will receive banners at the Monday, Oct. 10, council meeting.
This week, banners were given out at the North Bend city council meeting.
A tradition dating to World War I, Blue Star banners are displayed by families who have a loved one serving in the armed forces, National Guard and reserves.
Sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, wives, husbands, grandchildren and extended family all qualify.The banner displayed in a front window shows a family’s pride and reminds others of the demands and sacrifices of service.
If you are interested in receiving a Blue Star Service Banner, contact Pam Collingwood, American Legion Auxiliary President, at (425) 888-1206.