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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955 - File 009. 1955-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 21, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/489/show/428.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 009
Transcript • *••*•* Thc FLAG of The UNITED STATES of America Bj LLOYD AMI LEILA WHITNEY It has been well called the "Flag e.l Ihe Rainbow, Banner of Stars" because it has been the symbol of a dynamic people who pinned their hope on faith, and hitched their wagon to a star. But the American Flag is more than Ibis, for of all the flags since the world began, there is none so full of meaning as thc Stars and Stripes. Il embodies ami enshrines five thousand years of man's upward struggle for liberty. ll i- lln- Pilgrims dying in lhat firsl dreadful winter at Plymouth. It is the Minute Mem holding bis ground eil Concord and Lexington. Il is Washington and his army al Valley Forge, sick, -tan ing. anil freezing in rags. It is Washington, Jefferson ami Franklin at Philadelphia in their common desire to Promote and protect tin' welfare of every man. ll is John Marshall laboring n- Chief Justice to establish this government of laws. It is Abraham Lincoln wooding over a broken and divided nation, with charity for all. It is the courage and perseverance of 'he early sillier, who, with only his bare hands and a few crude tools, hacked his *ay through the primeval forests of New England, pioneering his way across the Alleghenies and Appalachians, into 'he Great Plain, and across the greater Rockies, until there stood forth a mighty nation built by personal initiative,—a oiemllv challenge to the world; a rnonu- ""nl lo what free men can accomplish; a 'ribute to the American form of government lhal, in its inception, gave first c°nsideralion to the individuality of "■an, his hunger feir freedom, his failh 111 himself ami his God, and his desire '°r the expression of ibis divinely en- dowed impulse. *•••••• ''ACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 1955 Our FLAG Bj BRIG. GEN. BONNER FELLERS, USA., (Retired) Our Flag, like our religious faith, is something to which we eill turn in lime' of trouble. Let me give an illustration of whal the Hag means lo soldiers. During the dark days of Bataan, when the surrender of Mac- Arthur's forces weis imminent, a handful of spirited United States cavalrymen decided that they would not surrender, ll woulel mean certain death if they were caught, but somehow they managed te. escape into the great Zambales mountain range of Luzon, which parallels the China Sea. There they hid out for three long years. Loyal Filipinos, at the risk of torture and death, gem- warning when .laps came near. And what did these cavalrymen take with them into the Zambales mountain fastness? It was the American Flag the colors of the 26th Cavalry. On sunshiny days when the mountain passes were clear of the' enemy, these American patriots unfurled their emblem of freedom into lhe breeze, and they lay there by the hour feasting on its glory. While- Manila was being liberated, these lads made their wa) through the battlelines and proudly presented their honored flag to General MacArthur. Throughout the Japanese occupation, lhe colors of lhe 2(itb Cavalry had never been hauled down. 1 should like lo heen some of our promiscuous internationalists tell these hard-bitten cavalrymen not to wave the Stars and Stripes! Shortl) after japan's surrender, the writer, together with less lliem a dozen officers ami a small color guard, slooel at the' Ameri- i-ein Embassy in Tokyo anel General MacArthur, visibly moved, ordered the' Star- ami Stripes raised over lhe Embassy. It was the inil of a long ami frustrating ami heartbreaking and bloody trail. And as our beautiful flag unfurled in the blue over Tokyo, emotion shook every one of us to the marrow of bis bones. I tell you our Hag does have' ei meaning. And if it ever loses its meaning, it will not only be- the end of freedom in America, it will be the end of freedom everywhere I'age 7
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