there was also silver as well for the wounded
"The world should know of those who give so much for liberty.
The dearest thing in all the world to a father and mother---their children."
Also known as a Service Flag, the blue stands for hope and pride.
When family members were killed, the blue star was replaced with a gold one representing sacrifice.
A silver star stood for someone invalided home for wounds sustained overseas.
Lapel pins also sported the same symbols.