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1850--Ben Altheimer--1938
"Father of Flag Day in St Louis"

Ben Altheimer...



1850--Ben Altheimer--1938
Father of Flag Day in St Louis-1912



"Our Flag"
By Fred Tripp-1940
Beloit, WI



Ben Altheimer
Father of Flag Day in St Louis
1850-1938

"Our Flag"
By Fred Tripp-1940
Beloit, WI
Knight of the Flag 1927--Cross of Hnor--1927
United States Flag Association
June 14, 1927
Knight of the Flag


Cross of Honor
presented
Ben Altheimer

June 14, 1927

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other recipients of the
Cross of Honor
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Ben Altheimer,
Like the American Pioneers who blazed their way westward,
he helped through years of continued efforts to lead the way
in establishing the popular and religious observation of
Flag Day.

To him, patriot of vision and inspiration belongs the honor
and distinction of having contributed to the establishment of
Flag Day
in the hearts of the American People,
thereby helping higher appreciation of the
 Flag of the the United States
and the ideals, traditions, principles and institutions
for which the flag stands.

We wish to congratulate you upon recipt of this decoration,
which carries with it  life membership in the
Order of the Flag
which is the
Legion of Honor
of the
United States Flag Associaiton
and invests the recipient with the title
"Knight of the Flag"

Cross of Honor
presented
Ben Altheimer
June 14, 1927

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other recipients of the
Cross of Honor
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New York Times
Coverage
1926-Flag Day Related Articles-1920
28th President of the United States
New York Times
Coverage
DAY DATE HEADLINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
Wed June 18, 1924 The Founder of Flag Day-Letter to the Editor-Adolf Teschner 18 7 2" No Click
Sun June 29, 1924 Origin of Flag Day-Reply-Letter to the Editor-Ben Altheimer VIII-13 3 3" No Click
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Sun June 13, 1926 Altheimer invited to Phily for Sesquicentenial Flag Day Celebration II-7 1 3" No Click
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Sat March 5, 1927 Altheimer 77 Tomorrow 15 1 4" No Click
Sun June 5, 1927 Nation to Observe Flag Day June 14-Altheimer Invited to Washington II-5 1 16" No Click
Mon June 13, 1927 Sends Praise of Flag-Unable to go to Washington 9 6 6" No Click
Wed June 15, 1927 Flag Cross of Honor for Altheimer 5 ?? 1" No Click
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Thurs June 14, 1928 Observe Flag Day Today-Altheimer on WRNY ? ? 7" No Click
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Fri June 14, 1929 City to Celebrate Flag Day ? ? 7" No Click
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Sun March 23, 1930 Ben Altheimer Honored at National Jewish Hospital RG-? 1-4 20" 1 Click
Sat June 14, 1930 City to Celebrate Flag Day ? ? 12" No Click
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Mon March 7, 1932 Altheimer Honored on Birthday ? ? 2" No Click
Sat June 11, 1932 Altheimer Presents American Flag ? ? 4" No Click
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Tues March 7, 1933 Ben Altheimer at 83 Pleads for Patience ? ? 7" No Click
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Wed March 7, 1934 Ben Altheimer, 84 Warns on Waste ? ? 7" No Click
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Wed March 6, 1935 Ben Altheimer, 85 Celebrates Today ? ? 20" No Click
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Sun May 1, 1938 Ben Altheimer, 88, Ex-Banker, Is Dead ? ? 20" 1 Click
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Thurs June 15, 1939 Flag Day Founder Is Honored Here ? ? 7" No Click
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