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The Silver Star Banner and Flag is in no way connected to the Silver Star Medal

The Silver Star Families of America is a non-partisan, not-for-profit charitable organization committed to supporting the United States Wounded Military Members and Veterans from all wars, past and present,  and honoring their sacrifice with Silver Star Banners.Content within this web site is the sole property of  The Silver Star Families of America"All photos and letters sent to the SSFOA become the property of the organization to be used in any way we deem appropriate." SSFOA reserves the right to conduct the day to day business of the organization as they deem appropriate. State Coordinators and Reps will be chosen at the discretion of  SSFOA National Headquarters. SSFOA is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit public charity organization. See your tax advisor.Questions/Comments Pertaining To This Web site CONTACT US

Silver Star shining for sacrifice, honoring wounded and ill members of our Armed Forces, and bringing remembrance to those so deserving of our thanks.
We will never forget . . . WELCOME HOME!

Please read the qualifications and then fill out the form below to request a 8.5" X 14" Silver Star Banner for a wounded or ill service member. SSFOA issues the one star Banner only.


The Silver Star Families of America define wounded as: 

"Definition of war zone determined by the Department of Defense"

Any living Armed Forces personnel either currently serving honorably or those who have served honorably from any war, who having served in a war zone has been wounded by enemy action or who have been injured or contracted a serious illness that could be rated at least 10% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. All wounds, injuries or illness must have originated in a war zone. Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, injured in a war zone, those who suffer from PTSD, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome.  ( Due to costs we do not do memorial Service Banners)

* If you feel your circumstance do not meet the above standards but feel you still qualify please e-mail the SSFOA and share your story.  We will consider your request on a case by case basis.

The individual eligible to receive the Silver Star Banner would not have to be eligible for the Purple Heart or any other military decoration in order to receive a Silver Star Banner. While we strive to present a Silver Star Banner and certificate to every wounded Soldier request, we rely on donations.  If we do not have funds to provide the Banner, a certificate will be sent and the name of the recipient  will be placed on a waiting list for a Banner.  The request will be filled as quickly as possible.

PLEASE READ. All Banner recipients will be added to our Alumni listed on our website. If due to security reasons you cannot allow your name to be listed, please send your 214 when requesting a Banner to:
Silver Star Banner Requests
c/o Silver Star Families of America
525 Cave Hollow Road
Clever, MO 65631-6313


We would love to add your photos to our website.  If not a picture then please at least send a "thank you" to our donors.

Sending Photos of Banner presentations, wounded or ill service members to  deems SSFOA permission to use on the our website.

DISCLAIMER:  The Silver Star Families of America is dependant solely on donations. It is our desire to see ALL wounded receive a Silver Star Banner. However FREE Banners are limited to one per family (example: if  Banner is given to a wife or a mother, grandmother ect.  for their wounded loved one, then in addition, other family members  are not eligible for the Banner. However ALL wounded meeting the criteria are eligible for one Banner package. Silver Star Banners may also be purchased. Go to MAKE A DONATION For more information contact:

NOTE: SSFOA does not and can not offer monetary or legal assistance, due to the nature of our IRS filings, it is a violation of our by-laws and mission, SSFOA cannot assist anyone in this manner.While the SSFOA attemps to exercise due care, we are not responsible for the performance, accuracy or content of external links or individuals we offer as referals.  


Please fill out each line to request a Banner. A Rep may contact you if information is not adequate. . LIMIT One FREE Banner Package per family.  Only living recipients.  Memorial banners must be sponsored at $20.00.  Be advised:  If your e-mail or contact information is not correct your Banner request will not be processed and you will not received anymore communication from the SSFOA.

Name of Person Requesting 

Email Address

Phone Number

Relationship to Banner Recipient? 

Name of Banner Recipient

Mailing To: Name

Mailing Address 




Branch of Service


Date of Injury or Illness 

List war and location serving when injury occured 

PLEASE READ. All Banner recipients will be added to our Alumni listed on our website. If due to security reasons you cannot allow your name to be listed, please send your 214 when requesting a Banner to:
Silver Star Banner Requests
c/o Silver Star Families of America
525 Cave Hollow Road
Clever, MO 65631-6313


How did you hear about SSFOA?

Also please write what receiving
the Silver Star Service Banner means 
to you.

By submitting your request ,you understand that you are a member of The Silver Star Families of America

I verify that all information is correct.      
Please Note: While the convenience and normally almost instant nature of all online forms, there may be periodic problems with the SSFOA not receiving online requests. If you do not hear from the SSFOA on acknowledgement of your online requests/orders, please email Margie Harich at or Kathy Landess at for assurance of your online request or order within 3 days of your online submittal. Thank you so much, we are here to assist you and we appreciate your request or order from the SSFOA.

NOTE:  DUE TO HEAVY DEMAND, Requests for Service Banners have been delayed.  Please bear with us.  If you have requested a Service Banner and have not received it please reapply or contact Mrs Harick at the address above.  We apologize.
Note on damaged Service Banners and Certificates:

When your requested item(s) are ready for shipping, they are in good shape to be mailed to you. If your requested item arrives damaged, for replacement there will be a fee. To reship a certificate you will need to pay a replacement/reship/repackage fee of $5.00. 

If a service banner is damaged, a replacement fee of $20.00 will need to be paid for replacement/reship/repackage.

If your service banner package has been returned to SSFOA, deemed undeliverable, there will be a $10.00 fee to reship/repackage.

The SSFOA relies soley on the kind and generous support of our friends, membership and donors to operate all programs at no cost to our recipients. When items need to be replaced we must charge a fee to pay for reshipping and repackaging. All items are in good shape when intially shipped from SSFOA, after that 99.9% appear to arrive to the recipient, in good shape as well.
Download mailable forms below