American Legion presenting Blue Star Banners to families

American Legion presenting Blue Star Banners to families The Vermillion American Legion, Wallace Post No. 1, will be presenting Blue Star Banners to all qualified families who have a member of their immediate family currently serving in the United States federal military forces.

Blue Star Banners were first used in WWI. In WWII they hung in thousands of American homes in honor of a member of that family who was serving his country during a time of war.

For a family to receive a banner, free of charge, the service person must be on active duty in the United States federal military forces.

The service person must be a member of the immediate family.

Banners will be given to families living in the Vermillion area.

The first banner is a gift from the American Legion members. If a family desires an additional banner for the same service person, they can purchase one at cost.

Families desiring a Blue Star Banner should write F. M. Marshall, P.O. Box 121, Vermillion, SD 57069.

Please include names of the service persons and branch of service in which they serve.

Your name, address and phone number should be included. Your relationship to the service person must also be included.

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