Why Buy a Gold Star Banner? In 1917, an Ohio army captain devised the Blue Star military service banner to denote sons or parents who were serving in the military. It was then decided that a gold star on a white background and red rectangular border would represent a soldier killed in action, with the color gold symbolizing the value of each life lost. The quiet dignity of Gold Star service banners has remained a tradition through several generations.Carrot-Topr’s Gold Star Banner is digitally printed on heavy satin fabric and is detailed with a gold fringe bottom, a gilded bar with spearheads and an 18rdquo; tassel for hanging. Itr’s suitable for display on a wall or window and is proudly made in the U.S.A.Questions? Give Carrot-Top a call at 800-628-3524 and one of our trained, experienced customer service agents will be happy to answer them for you.