The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
102 Old Lincoln Way West
Galion, Ohio 44833

(202) 536-5329




Dear Friends,

This is
"The First"
of
"Two Emails"
which
"Will Cover"
"Background"
followed by
"The History of Flag Day In Washington!!"
 
Accordingly,
in order to
"Fully Understand"
"How"
 
 
 
"All This Information"
on..
 
 
 
 
 
"The First"
 
 
"Public Flag Day Celebration"
came about
"We Need To Travel Back in Time"
to
San Francisco
in
1998
when
"I Discovered"
 
 
"The Long Lost"
 
 
"Details"
of..
 
 
"The Betsy Ross Memorial Flag Pole"
in..
 
 
"Lincoln Park"
overlooking..
 
 
"The Golden Gate"
at
"The End"
of..
 
 
The Lincoln Highway 
and..
 
 
"John McQuarrie"
 
 
 
 
"The Famous Artist"
who did..
 
 
 
"The Bronze Panels"
which
Unfortunately
have been..
 
 
"Lost To The Ages"
 
 
(The California Palace Of The Legion of Honor)
just like..
 
 
"The Flag Pole!!"
 
(No One Knows When It Was Taken Down Or What Happened to It)
 
 
Accordingly,
"Shortly Thereafter"
watched...
 
 
President Clinton
give his
"State Of the Union Address"
where in
"He Encouraged"
Millennium Projects
with
"The Theme"
Honor The Past-Imagine The Future
"Keep Alive...The Sacred Fire Of Liberty!!"
 
That being the case,
"Moments Later"
 
 
The Lincoln Highway
Comes Of Age
A Nationwide Millennium Project
was
"Born"
which
"Led To"
 
 
 
"Two"
"White House Designations"
and
"The Establishment"
of..
 
 
The Lincoln Highway National Museum & Archives
"Several Months Later"
featuring..
 
 
 
"The White House Exhibition"
along with..
 
 
 
"A Special Presidential Visit"
for..
 
 
 
  
 
 
"The Grand Opening"
which
"Coincidentally"
ended on
 
 
"Flag Day"
along with
"This Photo"
picked up by..
 
 
"The Associated Press!!"
 
Accordingly,
"Later That Summer"
arrived at..
 
 
"The Capitol"
for..
 
 
"The Start"
of
"As They Say"
 
 
"A Long Journey Into History"
per..
 
 
President Clinton's
"Charge"
to
"Keep Alive.."
 
 
"The Sacred Fire Of Liberty"
by
"Traveling Across The Continent"
to
"Commemorate"
 
 
The 1915 Film & Flag Tour
by
"Raising The Flag"
in..
 
 
"Times Square"
(The Start Of The Lincoln Highway)
and..
 
 
"All"
 
 
"450 Plus Towns"
on..
 
 
The Lincoln Highway
and
"Ending"
in
"Lincoln Park"
on..
 
 
"The Same Spot"
where..
 
 
"The Lincoln Highway Association Planted The Flag In 1915"
aka
"The Location"
of..
 
 
"The Betsy Ross Memorial Flag Pole!!"
 
And..
 
"All This"
on
"The 4th Of July"
"The 85th Anniversary"
of..
 
 
"The Native Daughters Ceremony"
which is why..
 
 
"The Betsy Ross Flag"
donated by..
 
 
"The Betsy Ross House"
and..
 
 
"First Flew"
in
"Salt Lake"
was
"Presented"
to..
 
 
"The Past Grand President of The Native Daughters!!"
 
Accordingly,
while in..
 
 
"Carson City"
tripped across..
 
 
"This"
 
 
"A Rather Interesting Material"
at
"The Nevada State Archives"
which
"Got Me to Thinking!!"
 
Boy..
 
"Isn't That Cool"
and
"Why Couldn't We Do Something Like That Today!!"
 
Accordingly,
"Years Went By"
and
"While Researching"
 
 
"The Mammoth"
 
 
 
"1917 Liberty Fire"
on..
 
 
"The White House Lawn"
and..
 
 
"Started By"
President Wilson's Daughter





(Master Of Ceremonies, The Man Who Built The Fire & Gave The Command To Light Fire)
was..





(Colonel Robert Harper-Chairman of the Washington Lincoln Highway Committee Standing On Bail)


(The Boy Scouts Help Build The Fire)
"Tripped Across"
 
 
"This"
"Interesting Item"
in
Boy's Life
concerning..
 
 
"The 1916 Illumination"
of
"The Statue Of Liberty!!"
 
Well..
 
"Don't Know About You"
but
"I'd Never Heard About It!!"
 
So..
 
"Put The Snoop To It"
and
"Surprise Surprise"
 
 
Claire Rochester
"A Popular Vaudeville Star"
made
 
 
"A Trip Across The Continent"
via..
 
 
The Lincoln Highway
to ..
 
 
"Raise Money"
for..
 
 
"The Illumination Of Liberty!!"
 
And..
 
"Get This"
"The Official Fund Raising Campaign"
"Kicked-Off"
on..
 
 
"Flag Day!!"
 
Hmmm..
 
Well..
 
"That Being The Case"
and
"Since"
President Wilson
"Threw The Switch"
"One Would Think"
there might be
"Something"
in
"The Washington Papers!!"
 
Well..
 
Unfortunately,
"Never Did Find Anything"
about
"The Statue Of Liberty Fund Raising"
in
The Washington Papers
but
"Did Find"
 
 
"This Article"
about..
 
 
President Wilson
leading
The Preparedness-Flag Day Parade
down
Pennsylvania Ave
aka..
 
 

 
"The Washington Lincoln Highway Feeder"
as part of
"But Not Necessarily"
"In Conjunction"
with
 
 
"A Coast To Coast"
"National Lincoln Highway Flag Day Celebration!!"
 
And..
 
"The Rest As They Say"
is
"History!!"
 
"Stay Tuned"
for
"Part III"
"The History of Flag Day In Washington!!"
 
Until then..
 
Warmest Regards,
 
 
Craig Harmon, Director
202-536-5329
 
 


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