Silver Star Service Banner Day

The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) would like to recognize all those wounded in war that are entitled to hang a Silver Star Service Banner in their home window. Similar to a Gold Star Banner hung for those who lost their lives in service of country, the Silver Star Service Banner indicates that a person in that house served in the Armed Forces and was wounded in a war zone.

The use of this banner began around 1917 or 1918, as servicemen started coming home wounded from the WWI front in France. More recently, the Silver Star Families of America brought back awareness of the banner itself, and also lobbied states and Congress to designate May 1st as a National Day of Recognition, listing it as an “Official Day to honor wounded, ill, and injured veterans.” In 2010, Congress and President Barack Obama acknowledged May 1st as the day to recognize these wounded warriors.

If you see a Silver Star Service Banner in a neighbor’s window, ask them about it. Find out which member of their family served and shed blood for your freedoms and then thank them for their sacrifice. The VLB salutes all those wounded in a war zone serving our country.

The VLB is happy to provide any needed help for these American heroes. The mission for the VLB is “to ensure that we offer the very best package of Veterans benefits in the country and those of us who work for the VLB strive to meet those goals every day. For more than 70 years, we have had the honor to serve Veterans, Military Members and their families in Texas, and we look forward to keeping that promise in the years to come.” Call 1–800–252–8387, email, or visit to see the different benefits available.

If you are a Veteran, thank you for your service. Click Here to Sign Up to stay informed on your benefits with the Texas Veterans Land Board.



A blog for the Texas Veterans Land Board that provides in-depth information on benefits, programs and resources for Veterans, military members and their families in Texas.

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