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|Paynesville Press - November 28, 2001|
Military families sought for program
The American Legion is reviving its Blue Star Service Banner program to honor members of America's armed forces. The program was started in World War I and used druing World War II to show patriotism.|
Every family who has a relative serving in the military can receive a blue banner to display and show the family's national pride.
The program demonstrates to all Americans how many families have a stake in the war against terrorism, stressed Larry Alstead, Paynesville American Legion commander.
The local American Legion is taking up a challenge issued by the national commander and is looking for the names of area men and women in the armed forces. The Legion will provide a blue banner at not cost to each family.
Families who would like to have a banner should call the Paynesville American Legion at 320-243-4982 or Alstead at 320-243-3853.
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