EVERY PACKAGE WE SHIP INCLUDES A STAR FROM OUR AMERICAN FLAG TO REMIND OUR OUR MILITARY THAT WE CARE
The note included with the star reads:
I am part of our American Flag. I have flown over a home in the U.S. I can no longer fly. The wear and tear of Mother Nature has caused me to become tattered and torn. Please Carry me with you in battle as a remembrance of the America that is supporting you and remembering the cost of Freedom.
Patriot Packages sends to our military men and women deployed in harm’s way a star from an American Flag. Knowing what the American Flag symbolizes to us all, sending a star from one provides its recipient comfort knowing he/she is being remembered and appreciated. It becomes a cherished article of sentiment and meaning. When they carry that star with them the flag continues to fly.
We select flags that have been flown, tattered and torn by the elements that can no longer fly. These flags are respectfully used to take the stars from. The remaining parts of the field and stripes are burned at a ceremony held by a Boy Scout troop or given to the American Legion Post to dispose of. In this way respect is paid to these Flags.
We have pledged to send these stars to active members of our military only. We include in the small bag with the star a brief description of the way the star was selected. We ask the recipient to treat their star with care and to remember what it stands for. We ask them to carry it with them and to know we are remembering them wherever they are in the world.
We have received some wonderful emails and letters from our soldiers. They often remark how meaningful the star is to them. They say they will have the star forever. Some put it in their wallets, some in a special place in their jackets. Others have it in plain sight on their desk, table, or in their quarters. Some place it in special spots on their vehicles