Seeking Shelton families with active military members

The Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 is purchasing Blue Star service banner window decals to recognize the Shelton families that have members serving the country during this time of conflict.

Created in 1917, Blue Star service banners were a common site during World War I and World War II. Resurrected by the American Legion in 2001, the banner is displayed to show that a family member is currently serving in the armed forces.

Post 16 is compiling a list of Shelton residents with immediate family members presently serving in the military that wish to receive a Blue Star banner. Service member’s families also will be given certificates of appreciation.

How to contact the Legion

Families wishing a Blue Star service banner should contact the post via email at or by phone at 203-926-8952 (email is preferred).

Provide the service member’s name, rank and branch of service as well as the contact person’s relationship to the service member, their name, address, phone number and email address. Post officials then will be contact via email or phone with any additional information.

The decals and certificates of appreciation will be handed out during a brief ceremony Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. at Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16, 295 Old Bridgeport Ave., Shelton.