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Stories behind the stars 

Volunteers tell the stories of WWII fallen 

By Dustin R. Strong / [email protected]
Posted 11/30/22

A common sight in the windows of American kitchens during World War II was a simple red and white flag sporting a blue star for each member of the household who had been called away to serve. Tragically, a gold star on that simple flag meant that a family member would not be returning home safely to their loved ones. 

There were 146 gold stars displayed in Crawford County windows.

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