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

Grand Union Flag

Bicentennial Flag Memorial

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

The first national flag is commonly identified as the Grand Union Flag. Although it was never officially approved or recognized, it was this flag that came to symbolize the growing pride in the name America and the strengthening union between the thirteen colonies.

Unlike other flags of the early Revolutionary era, it belonged to no special colony, district or group. The design and color of the canton was taken from the British Flag and the stripes symbolized the bonding together of the colonies. It was an emblem which gained respect from all - the Loyalist and the Patriot, the soldier, the defiant and the fearful. For the first time, the Colonists had a flag of nationalistic overtones; and from January 1776 until the adoption of the first Stars and Stripes on June 14, 1777, the Grand Union Flag served as their emblem of association.
 
Erected by City of Wichita and Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.388′ N, 97° 20.657′ 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.
Bicentennial Flag Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Bicentennial Flag Memorial
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thirteen Star Flag (Bennington Flag) (here, next to this marker); Commander In Chief's Personal Flag (here, next to this marker); French Tricolor (here, next to this marker); Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Flag of Fifteen Stripes (here, next to this marker); Columbus Standard (here, next to this marker); Bicentennial Flag Memorial (here, next to this marker); Stars and Stripes (1818) (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Grand Union Flag. (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. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Grand Union Flag image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
3. Grand Union Flag
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 2 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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