The T. Nulty American Legion Post No. 471 in Iselin, a Blue Star Family Support Group, will hold a support group meeting December 27 at 7:00 at its Iselin location.
According to its website, www.tnultypost471.org..."the Blue Star Service Banner...is an 8.5 by 14-inch white field with a blue star(s) sewn onto a red banner. The size may vary but should be in proportion to the size of the U.S. Flag. Blue Star Service Banners are displayed by families who have a loved one serving in the armed forces including the National Guard and Reserves of all military departments. The banner displayed in the front window of a home shows a family’s pride in their loved one serving in the military, and reminds others that preserving America’s freedom demands much. It can also be displayed by businesses and organizations as well.
The blue star represents one family member serving in the armed forces. A banner can have up to five stars, signifying that five members of that family are currently in military uniform on active duty.
If the individual symbolized is killed or dies while serving the star representing that individual will have superimposed on it a gold star of smaller size so that the blue forms a border. On flags displaying multiple stars, including gold stars, when the flags are suspended as against a wall, the gold star(s) will be to the right of, or above the blue star(s) a place of honor nearest the staff.
Blue Star Mothers and Gold Star Mothers organizations were established during World War II and remain active today."
In 2007, the American Legion T. Nulty Post 471 originated a Blue Star Family Support Group to assist families in the greater Woodbridge Township area. The group meets on the last Tuesday of each month at the Iselin Post 471 at 7 pm.