The Stars for our Troops project is a fun way to honor our Soldiers and Veterans, recycle our retired flags and do a project that can be done by any age in any size group of people in any time frame.
The Star Maker STAR-ter kit consists of a bag of 10 Stars, 2 cantons, 100 pouches and 10 "Stars for our Troops" business cards.
Instructions are sent via e-mail, and are not included in the mailed kit.
Due to the demand, only one kit is available for each person or organization. The donation of $11 helps to cover the cost of supplies and postage.
You probably have questions that are not answered on this website.
Once you receive the instructions, please contact us with any questions.
If you would like to be placed on the map of Star Makers, I will need your permission and what information you would like published - name, address, and/or phone.
We are in the process of evaluating to get 501c3 status, thus we have not received the status of non-profit. All donations received are used for postage and supplies.
Stars are NOT SOLD. They are free to anyone. The person sending Stars to others may make a donation, but it is not necessary.
We do suggest that someone requesting a Star that has not been in the military pass it on to someone that has served or is serving, place near a picture of a family member that has served. We have given to children of military personnel in honor of their serving parent. Stars have been given to those in service to our country that include your local firemen, emt and police.
We share and carry these Stars as if they were the complete Flag, just like you carry a picture of a loved one. All that we do is with sincere respect for our Flag, our Country, our service people that put their lives on the line every day so we can be free!
You do not need the Star Maker STAR-ter Kit to become a Star Maker. The instructions will give you all of the information that you need. Included in the instructions are how to properly process the flag, the notes to print and cut, a flyer for flag collection, a flyer with information about the Stars for our Troops and a Thank You Card for our Armed Forces template for children to color and sign their first name and age on the line inside of the card.
Should you be asked -
How do you dispose of a torn, soiled or damaged flag?
There are Organizations that are questioning the project called Stars for our Troops, stating it goes against the US Flag Code. The Code is a recommendation on how the flag is handled in different circumstances. Dignity and respectablility are how these Flags and Stars are handled.
The Flag Code was written in1923, when all flags were biodegradable. Today, they are synthetic, thus toxic when burned, may become a glob of plastic when burned at low flame. Flags do not need to be burned, they can be buried and may not disintegrate in 200 years.
Please follow what is in your heart about this project. Do not deny others the right to make their own decision about the project. That is what this country is based upon, the right for each of us to agree to disagree.
Speak to someone that has received a Star. Read the messages received from our soldiers and veterans.
We thank you for your concern.
There are NO Flag Police!
Welcome to becoming a Star Maker and bringing Thank You's to so many in a simple way.
There are two option: Midwest States or the rest of the USA.
If you live in the Midwest States which include: AR, CO, IA, KS, OK, MO, NE, NM and TX, your contact with questions about the Stars, supplies, instructions, getting a Star Kit etc. will be Anne Newkold. Please continue on the Midwest States page.
This is a wonderful project for those looking for a unique Eagle Scout project. Because there are different steps, from collecting flags, creating and distributing the Stars, it has become a project fitting your abilities and time frame.