But here's another idea from the era for today's Baltimore that might not be so naive. During the war, families who lost sons and daughters displayed small gold star banners in their front windows. My aunt and uncle, the Katzenbergs, displayed one for their son, Bernie, Jr., a captain in an engineers' battalion who was killed in Italy. I am wondering if there would be a salutary effect if Baltimore families who have lost sons and daughters to violence on our streets displayed gold star banners in their front windows. I don't know, but it could.