PORT ANGELES — The American Legion chapter here is reviving the World War II custom of displaying a blue star in the window of a family’s home, honoring a member serving in the military.
Sandy Hartman, owner of The Landing’s Restaurant and Dockside Lounge, said last week that she recalls blue stars being displayed during World War II and the respect inspired at seeing one home with four stars.
She said she recalls seeing gold stars displayed for family members who died in the war.
Because of Hartman’s support, Walter Akeley Post No. 29 of the American Legion, has ordered blue star posters for military families.
At least one family is already planning to post a blue star.
Ellane Machenheimer, an employee at The Landing’s Restaurant, said she will put up a poster in honor of her son, Brandon McDougald, who is in the Army.
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