World War II American flag

[LBJ Library photo by Ruth Goerger]

This week's artifact is an American flag (1970.20.34) of the type carried by U.S. Servicemen during WWII in the Far East and South Pacific.  On it is the text of seven different languages which translates that the soldier is an American aviator with a disabled plane – and an enemy of the Japanese. A stranded serviceman in the Far East may have been able to find an ally with this translation flag.

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President Johnson designated the week beginning June 12, 1966 as National Flag Week and requested that the people of the United States observed Flag Day and National Flag Week by flying the Stars and Stripes at their homes as a reminder of the rights and freedoms that we all enjoy. read more

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