Hello, this is my first post and hopeing someone can help me. I was givin a flag that was placed on my Grandfathers, brothers casket who's plane was shot down on a bombing raid the day after D-day. The question I have is, the flags gold stars, what is the meaning? My first thought was it was stained, but at a closer look I found all the stars wher discolored. A friend of mine said its not discolored that they are gold stars and it had meaning but was not sure what it was. This question has bothered me for years and have yet to find an answer. Is it just stained or gold stars?