Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Fifty Star Flag
Bicentennial Flag Memorial
With the admission of Alaska in 1959 and Hawaii in 1960, the present fifty-star flag came into being. Like other flags of our nation, the fifty-star flag has seen the varied conditions that can beset a dynamic association of peoples. Under it, the United States has seen, as it did under most all of the nation's flags, far-flung exploration; under it, internal and external conflicts have arisen and sometimes been resolved; under it, economic, environmental and humanitarian highs and lows have been reached.
Also, like other flags, it has been alternately desecrated and honored because it does symbolize our aggregate actions. But, in the final analysis, President Wilson's statement on Flag Day, 1917 still applies to the present Stars and Stripes
"This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours. It floats in majestic silence above the hosts that execute these choices, whether in peace or in war. And yet, though silent, it speaks to us - speaks to us of the past, of the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it."
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° 41.394′ N, 97° 20.655′ 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. Forty-Eight 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) (a few steps from this marker); Flag of Fifteen Stripes (a few steps from 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.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. 50 Star Flag Information. (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. • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Cold • War, Vietnam •
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 371 times since then and 48 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.