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How to use the Grand Old Flag

 

From The Goldendale Sentinel, Sept. 27, 1917:

USE AND ABUSE OF AMERICAN FLAG

Warning against desecration of the American flag by enemy aliens, and an order for their arrest and punishment, has been issued by Attorney General Gregory and is in the hands of United States attorneys throughout the country:

"Any alien enemy tearing down, mutilating, abusing, or desecrating the United States flag in any way," says the order, "will be regarded as a danger to the public peace and safety and will be subject to summary arrest and punishment."

In this connection Adjutant Gen. McCain has issued a pamphlet devoted to the traditions and uses of the Stars and Stripes for the information of the general p...



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