Veterans Service Flag
Service flag is a derivative of the Service flag (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
After the United States became engaged
in the war against terrorism, the Service flag's
popularity rebounded. Families across the nation began displaying
the Service flag again to honor and recognize their spouses,
parents, siblings or children serving in the Armed Forces.
Many Americans also wanted to show
their respect and appreciation to other patriotic Americans who had
previously served in the Armed Forces - especially to those who
served during a previous armed conflict.
Service flag was created to distinguish and honor persons who have
faithfully served in the Armed Forces of the United States of
The basic concept of the Veterans
Service flag is the same as the Service flag with distinct and
original symbolic modifications to clearly distinguish between those
who are actively serving during a current conflict, and those who
served previously in the Armed Forces.
In keeping with the symbolism of the
American Flag, the colors of the Veterans Service flag symbolize the
and the blood spilled by Americans who made the ultimate
sacrifice for freedom;
Justice, Vigilance and Perseverance;
- Purity, Liberty and Freedom;
How to Display The Veterans Service
The Veterans Service flag is an indoor
flag and should be flown facing out from the front window of the
home or organization, or hanging on an inside wall of a home or
office as a decoration and tribute to the Veteran. The era,
conflict, branch of service and name of veteran may also be
displayed to personalize the tribute.
If the U.S. flag or Service flag is also
displayed with the Veterans Service flag, the U.S. flag and Service
flag should be of equal or greater proportions and should take the
place of honor above the Veterans Service flag.
stars represent multiple family members who are Veterans.