Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Forty-Eight Star Flag
Bicentennial Flag Memorial
The obligations and responsibilities of becoming an imperial power as a result of the Spanish-American War quickly multiplied. The international problems that arose in Latin America, in the Philippines, and in China saw the first application of Theodore Roosevelt's "big stick" policy. Additional responsibilities were taken on in 1903 in connection with the construction of the Panama Canal. The Hawaiian Islands had been acquired in 1898. Internal changes included the carving out of more states from Indian Territory (Oklahoma) and the Gadsden Purchase (New Mexico and Arizona) from Mexico. And by 1912 the Stars and Stripes became the forty-eight star version which remained unchanged until 1959.
Under the flag of forty-eight stars the United States played an ever-increasing role in international affairs. The United States' participation in World War I was followed by two decades of peace which included the roaring [T]wenties and the depression-racked [T]hirties. Then again in 1941, the United States was plunged into the global conflict of World War II. With that war barely over, the Cold War split the world into armed camps and fighting erupted in Korea in 1950. It was there, for the first time, that American soldiers, sailors and airmen fought under a new flag of the international colors of the United Nations - as well as
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° 41.394′ N, 97° 20.654′ 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. Fifty Star Flag (here, next to this marker); Forty-Five Star Flag (here, next to this marker); Confederate Flag (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Thirty-Four Star Flag (1861) (here, next to this marker); Stars and Stripes (1818) (here, next to this marker); Flag of Fifteen Stripes (here, next to this marker); French Tricolor (a few steps from this marker); Thirteen Star Flag (Bennington Flag) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
Also see . . .
1. 48-Star Flag History. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.