Blue Star Banner Program

Lawrence honors its sons and daughters who are active military duty with Blue Star Banners. The banners hang from light posts throughout the city. The name, rank and service branch of each active-duty resident is displayed on the banner.

The criteria for a Blue Star Banner is as follows:

  • Banner recipient is currently serving in the military is a resident, or has a family member who resides in the City of Lawrence
  • Banner recipient must be a service member stationed outside the State of Indiana, either overseas or domestically 

  • Upon separation from the service or by personal request, the Blue Star Banner will be retired to the service member

With the help of donations, fundraising, and local sponsors we are able to continue this program at no cost to our service members. Support for this worthy program of recognition of sacrifice may be forwarded to M. Rothenbush, 9001 E. 59th Street, Suite 301, Lawrence, IN 46216.

To submit the name of a service member who is currently serving this nation, and who meets the criteria listed above, please contact Mary Jo Rothenbush at (317) 545-6191. Please click on the “Participation Application” link below and complete the application.  Scan and send to or send by U.S. mail to:

Blue Star Banner Program
Attn:  Mary Jo Rothenbush
9001 E. 59th St. Suite 301
Lawrence, IN  46216