Blue Star Banner Program
View an informative video on the Blue Star Banner and its history.
The Township launched a Blue Star Banner Program in June of 2011, in order to give its residents the opportunity to show their support to the family members of those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The recipient (authorized family member) is invited to attend a Township Board Meeting where they are presented with the Blue Star Banner and a special Resolution in their honor. The recipient's Mayor or Village President is also invited to participate in the Blue Star Banner presentation that evening.
The Blue Star Banner is to be displayed in the window of an authorized family member to let the community know that someone in the home is proudly serving our country.
Authorized family members include the wife, husband, mother, father, stepmother or father, parent through adoption, foster parents who stand or stood loco parentis, children through adoption, brother, sister and half brother/sister of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
If you would like to apply to be a recipient of the Blue Star Banner Program please download this form,
Blue Star Banner Program Form, fill it out and e-mail the completed form to
You can also mail the completed form to:
721 S. Quentin Road, Ste 101
Palatine, IL 60067
Palatine Township would like to thank the First United Methodist Church of Palatine for their generous contribution in covering the cost of the Blue Star Banners.
See a photo gallery of families who were honored at each of our Blue Star Banner Presentations. Next to each picture the Blue Star Banner recipients and the family member serving in the armed forces are listed.