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Shelton American Legion Post Buying Blue Star Banners For Military Families

The American Legion Post 16 of Shelton is purchasing Blue Star Banners for families of service members.
The American Legion Post 16 of Shelton is purchasing Blue Star Banners for families of service members. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHELTON, Conn. -- Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 in Shelton is purchasing Blue Star Service Banner window decals to recognize the many Shelton families that have members serving their country during this time of conflict.

Created in 1917, Blue Star Service Banners were a common site during World War I and World War II. Resurrected by the Legion in 2001, the banner is displayed to show that a family member is currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Post 16 is compiling a list of Shelton residents with immediate family presently serving in the military that wish to receive a Blue star banner. Service members' families will also be given certificates of appreciation.

Families wishing a Blue Star Banner should contact the post via e-mail at admin@sheltonpost16.org, or by phone at 203-926-8952 prior to May 2. Email is the preferred method of contact.

Provide the service member's name, rank, their relation to the service member, branch of service, their name, address and phone number and e-mail address. They will be contact via email or phone with any additional information.

These decals and certificates of appreciation will be handed out during a brief ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16, located at 295 Old Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton.

Families receiving Blue Star Banners are also invited to join members of Post 16 and other Shelton veterans as guests at the Veterans and Appreciation Dinner immediately after the ceremony.

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