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

Bicentennial Flag Memorial

Introduction

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

Dedicated to the many veterans who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Flags have traditionally been symbols of persons united in some common association or effort. Within the American heritage, there have been many diverse interests and transitory associations and as a result many flags have flown over America. The first “flags” were not like any of the ones flown here. Rather, they were the eagle feather flags of the American Indian. Such flags were typically carried by a man who flanked the leader of a war party. Their purpose was to aid the party in locating the leader to obtain his commands. The eagle feather flag has mingled with and been followed by literally hundreds of other flags. Thirteen of these are displayed in this Veteranís Memorial Plaza. They are intended to commemorate that first “flag” and the diversity of purposes and peoples who have contributed to this Countryís enrichment.

Tactile Braille American Flag
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
 
Erected 2007 by City of Wichita and Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series.
Bicentennial Flag Memorial Introduction Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Bicentennial Flag Memorial Introduction Marker
This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.387′ N, 97° 20.661′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Touch 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); Union Flag ( here, next to this marker); Commander In Chief's Personal Flag ( 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 ( a few steps from this marker); Flag of Fifteen Stripes ( a few steps from this marker); Stars and Stripes (1818) ( a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .  Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Bicentennial Flag Memorial Tactile Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Bicentennial Flag Memorial Tactile Marker
Bicentennial Flag Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
4. Bicentennial Flag Memorial
Veterans Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
5. Veterans Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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