TO MAIL STARS:
We are accepting names and addresses of our armed forces, so they can receive their Stars. 100 Stars are sent to all currently serving. Veterans will receive 50 Stars to share. Add a message to your soldier. Include your name and address and we will send you 2 Stars and a copy of the card sent.
TO GET INVOLVED
AS A GROUP:
Organizations that are sending packages overseas, please consider adding Stars to the packages. We will send you the instructions for your own group to make them. We do not supply Stars for organization at this time.
TO BECOME A:
Want to participate by creating Stars in your neighborhood so you will be able to share the love of our country with those serving and those that served? Have a Star Party!!
This is a project for all ages. Let us know and we will e-mail the instructions. A Star Maker STARter Kit is also available, consisting of a packet of 10 Stars, 2 cantons and the pouches that the Stars go into with the note, all for a donation of $11.
Stars For Our Troops
Welcomes you to find out more about how You and We can show support to those that have Served and those that Are Serving.
We are a group of volunteers that are continuing what was started by a group of ladies in Florida called the Star Project about 2005. See "Star Project Begins"
Old tattered and faded US Flags are retired from service and we pass the legacy of their embroidered Stars to those that defended them.
We are cutting the fields of blue, known as the canton, from these old flags, then scissor off the embroidered stars.
Into a plastic bag go a star and an explanation:
"I am part of our American flag that has flown
over a home in the U.S.A. I can no longer fly.
The sun and winds have caused me
to become tattered and torn.
Please carry me as a reminder that
You are not forgotten."
Flags should be approximately 5 feet by 3 feet, so that the embroidered stars are about the size of half-dollars or smaller than a business card.
Collectors of flags in the Albany, NY area include: Gettysburg Flag Works, East Greenbush; Saratoga Flag, Gansevoort; your local Kiwanis Club or to Advanced Hearing Aid Centers, Colonie. Remnants of flags will be properly retired as noted in Flag Etiquette.
Susan E Wells518-235-1558
PO Box 301
Troy, NY 12182-0301 Stars4ourTroops@aol.com
Listen to what a Veteran felt when he entered into a discussion about Stars for our Troops.
Thank you Bill Notro.
He wrote this song BEFORE he received his Star.
This page was last updated: July 22, 2014
Stars for our Troops is only funded by YOUR donations.
There are no corporate sponsors. Volunteers cut the cantons from the useable flags, wash the cantons, cut and pouch the Stars, but supplies and postage are purchased.
100% of donations are used to continue this great project.
Thank you for your encouragement and donation.
Your old, retired flags with EMBROIDERED Stars no larger than a business card are needed today to continue this project. Please do not send printed flags or large Flags.
Please mail flags to:
Susan/Stars for our Troops
G F W
715 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061
Receive 2 Stars for your flag(s) donation.
Casket Flags or any large flag should be donated to your local national cemetery. They will acknowledge receipt of the flag and it will be used to honor our fallen heroes.
The response to the article by Reuters has been beyond expectation. Please read and share.
Thank You - count as of 5/24/13 was 2753 hits.
In 2013 Gettysburg Flag Works received 3807 flags for the program. Of those flags 2305 were of a usable size which works out to 61% of the flags.
With the usable flags we were then able to make 115,250 pouched stars to thank that many soldiers or veterans!
THANK YOU ALL THAT ARE SERVING AND THOSE THAT SERVED!!
Why we are doing Stars for our Troops!!
Finally back in the States March 2014
Thank you for all you do for the troops. In today's world as it was during the Vietnam era it seems that all too often the sacrifices of the troops and their families are often forgotten. It is nice to be appreciated by the people we do this for. Jerry
The NY Capital District Star Makers have made and distributed over 55,000 Stars as of July 22, 2014