Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) June 28, 2010
MyBlueStarFlag.com announced that it is giving away five custom embroidered Blue Star Flags in honor of all of the military service men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom. The flags are handcrafted by veteran and expert quilt maker, Dave England. Each month, from now until October, one winner will be selected to receive a custom flag. Anyone can enter to win by visiting, http://www.mybluestarflag.com/custom-blue-star-flag-giveaway-contest.
“We are proud to support a local craftsman and team-up with Dave for this initiative,” said Carl Ferrara, director of Grantham University’s Blue Star Flag program. “Not only is Dave’s artistry truly remarkable, but he gives all of his profits to charitable causes.”
This month’s contest winner is Karole Badeau of Savona, New York. Ms. Badeau, a member of the Bath, New York Veterans of Foreign Wars, graciously donated her flag to the Steuben County Veterans Memorial and had it embroidered with the words, “The Price of Freedom is Not Free.”
In addition to the handcrafted Blue Star Flags, MyBlueStarFlag.com also provides free Blue Star Flags that families can display to pay tribute to their service member’s hard work, dedication, and service to our country. Anyone can request a free Blue Star Flag by visiting MyBlueStarFlag.com.
The Blue Star Flag first appeared in 1917, when an Army captain who had two sons serving on the front line designed it as a tribute to their dedication and service. The flag quickly became the unofficial symbol of a child in the service. Today, families who have a loved one serving in the military display a blue star flag in the inside front window of their homes to show the family’s pride in their loved one who is serving and to remind others that preserving America’s freedom demands much.
MyBlueStarFlag.com is owned and managed by Grantham University, one of the oldest, private, post-secondary, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States. Since 2006, the MyBlueStarFlag.com program has provided more than 100,000 free Blue Star Flags to the families and loved ones of service members. In honor of all of the brave men and women in uniform, Grantham University is proud to sponsor this program and pay tribute to their hard work, dedication and service. For more information, visit: http://www.mybluestarflag.com/