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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Union Flag

Bicentennial Flag Memorial

 
 
Union Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Union Flag Marker
Inscription.

In 1603, St. George’s Cross was joined with St. Andrew’s Cross, the Scottish Flag, to form the famous Union Flag or “Union Jack” of Great Britain. It was this flag which flew over the first British colonies in North America at Jamestown (1607) and Plymouth (1620) until the Revolution. Although the flags of Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and France were prominent symbols of early settlements during pre-Revolutionary America, it was the Union Jack and other flags of British Association that were most frequently encountered. Gradually, the other national flags were hauled down and the Union Jack raised and by 1644 the only other European flag which remained was the French.

After years of antagonism and three inconclusive wars, the French Flag was finally expelled in the decisive French and Indian War. It was during this period of conflict (1689-1763) that the colonists fought alongside the British regulars under the Union Jack. A deep respect for the Union Jack developed. It represented a proud symbol of the mother land and the aid that she provided the colonists in their conflicts with the French and their Indian allies.
 
Erected by City of Wichita and Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included
Bicentennial Flag Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Bicentennial Flag Memorial
in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.388′ N, 97° 20.659′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Click for map. Memorial is in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus Standard (here, next to this marker); Commander In Chief's Personal Flag (here, next to this marker); Bicentennial Flag Memorial (here, next to this marker); Grand Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Thirteen Star Flag (Bennington Flag) (here, next to this marker); French Tricolor (here, next to this marker); Flag of Fifteen Stripes (here, next to this marker); Stars and Stripes (1818) (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. British Flag - Union Jack. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Union Flag - Union Jack image. Click for full size.
By Undated, unknown
3. Union Flag - Union Jack
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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