Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Commander In Chief's Personal Flag
Bicentennial Flag Memorial
During the 1700’s, the political and economic interests of the colonists began to enlarge and disputes began to develop with Great Britain. After the defeat of the French and their expulsion in 1763, the colonists could focus even more of their attention on their economic growth and the extent of British interference with their progress. Within thirteen years, the British flag that was once the symbol of a mutually benefiting association became an emblem of oppression. The Stamp Act and their disagreements culminated in the Revolutionary struggle which began in earnest outside of Boston in 1776 and continued to 1781. Numerous flags were carried into battle during the initial stages of the Revolution. This reflected the fact that loyalties were with a particular colony or district rather than to a central colonial authority. Among the many flags of the Revolution was the Commander in Chief’s Personal Flag. This flag was flown by General Washington at Valley Forge and is thought to be the origin of the field of stars in the Stars and Stripes.
Erected by City of Wichita and Sons of the American
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 37° 41.388′ N, 97° 20.658′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Memorial is in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Thirteen Star Flag (Bennington Flag) (here, next to this marker); Columbus Standard (here, next to this marker); Bicentennial Flag Memorial (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) (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
Also see . . .
1. George Washington's Personal 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 Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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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 447 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.