Current News from: “Stars and Stripes”

A great story relating to Los Banos and the venerable Stars and Stripes!

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — The flag is in surprisingly good shape for its age.

Made at least 100 years ago, the red, white and blue have only slightly faded. The 48 stars remain neatly in place. The edges are slightly frayed, and a few small moth holes dot the banner.  But there is no more important family treasure for Patty Kelly Stevens and her relatives.  This American flag has been a reward, a sign of hope and a reminder of love and loss.

Now, for the first time in a century, the flag has left the family. On Friday, Stevens – now 93 years old – and dozens of family members made the trek from Oklahoma to North Carolina to donate the flag to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville.

The flag – once presented to the family by Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood – has…

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4 thoughts on “Current News from: “Stars and Stripes”

  1. I could not believe it when you said you just got the email. Perfect timing! Glad the Stevens donated it to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum where it will be preserved and be shown to the public. It will be a great history lesson.


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