Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 13, 1963 · Page 15
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THURSDAY, JUNE 13 ; 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE FIFTEEN man wno 11 fine clothes . . . . A Gift from Gift Certificates too I John Allen Tells: Significance of Flag Day FORTY ODD By Peg Bracken and Rod Lull^ *"™ By JOHN W. ALUSN Southern Illinois University Anniversaries keep coming around and people continue to observe Iliem, seldom asking why. This is written shortly before one of these special and more recently set aside days that will come on June 14. First suggested as a day for special observation by President VVil- found using crude banners!alternate red and white: thai .during the time when those tia-i , . . . . IK j <•„! [it,,, tTninn hr. tiiirionn «tnr« (ions \\orc in possession of the around which hey rallied, fol-line Union oe innieen siais. ., , c j ; .. r . , , land. No account has heen found lowed, and jealously defended, (while on a blue held, represent-, te]| , when the national flag Many of the emblems these flags bore are well known. The feathers that decorated the flags of the Egyptian Pharaohs are remembered. That of Athens displayed an owl. Kagles belonged to the banners of the Roman legions. Seven hundred years ago ng a new constellation." Thisj first came to nii no is. For a long was passed by the Congress and j lime however, southern Illinois son in a 1916 proclamation. Flag the Hag of the Danish country Day is now widely observed. [displayed a raven: it still does. There are numerous occnsions|l>u-iiig !lu ' Crusades HIP banners on which the flag is flown such in commemoration of individuals like Washington and Litv coln on their birth dates. At other times the flag is displayed in observance of a day set aside as a patriotic holiday. Two of these are Memorial day on May 30, and Independence Day on July 4. A third day on which the flag prominently displayed as Flag Day, a kind of birth date for the flag itself. All this is very good, but it is not strictly the flag's birthday, for flags hardly have birthdays. They are more like spontaneous somethings that seem to .lust grow up. Little Eva like. While the flag of our nation is among the older ones that have been changed the least, it is no sense | old. Flags and banners of a kind are about: as old as man's rec- jord. In fact, they have been in I use for thousands of years, as long as men have banded together to attach or defend, or to proclaim a cause. Primitive people over the world have been of the Crusaders displayed crosses, those of their enemies. the Saracens, had the crescent. Special Banners During the centuries there have been literally thousands of flags. In addition to its national flag a country may have any number of special flags, banners, streamers, pennants and assorted insignia. With the recent establishment of new tions with their added array of standards, the situation becomes truly bewildering. The display of banners on a present day country's man-of-war on a gala day is like the pennant display during the opening week of a new filling station. Flags of many designs were used by the American colonists, both before and after their break with the mother country. The flag situation even then hud become a bit confusing. Apparently it was this confusion that caused John Adams to propose "That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, signed on June 14, 1777 exactly :wo years after the act establishing an army had been passed. This June 14. 1777 is the one af- lordnig a dale for Flag Day. This really was not the birth dale of a new flag. It was more an effort to standardize one already :ii use. Much is left untold about the new flag. Just who created the design from which it was made? Was it George Washington. John Paul Jones. Francis Hopkinson. did not have an historic flag, the one carried by the colonial troops when they successfully stormed Stony Point. This flag was brought to Shawneetown by- General Thomas Posey. who had led the storming. Until a few years ago it was on display in the Shawneetown bank. The story of our flag is an interesting one for those who come to know more about it. There are earlier "Don't: Tread on Me" and "Join or Die" flags of John Adarns.^ Benjamin Frank- (he L , olonies There is tnc onc of 13 white stars on a blue field that flew at Valley Forge. There is the one of stars and stripes that drew the first salute of a foreign country at Ste. Eustatius in the Caribbean and the one flying over Fort McHenry that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner." There are the stories ot Betsy Ross and Barbara Fritchie from old school readers. Always there is a thrill for Ihose who turn a street corner in a foreign city and come face to face with the flag over the entrance to an American Embassy or Consulate. There seems to be a bit of America where one finds the flag. lin or John Hulberl? All are mentioned. Or did Betsy Ross design it? The fact has never been determined, but Francis Hopkinson, at about this time, submitted a bill for designing a flag. Incidently. the bill was not paid. Several efforts have been made to include a flag of this type in George Rogers Clark's expedition to Kaskaskia and Vincennes in 1778-1779. No satisfying proof has been offered. If Clark's forces carried any flags or banners they doubtless were of their own contriving. The legend of flags being carried about a hill at Vincennes appears to be a fanciful one. At Stony Point It is known that French and British flags were flown at Kaskaskia and Fort de Chartres MOSCOW—The refusal of several foreign embassies to take part in May Day ceremonies in Russia may cause censors to tighten up restrictions on foreign newsmen in retaliation. ^^ Corns? DR. 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