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Offbeat Washington's battlefield flag on view at revolution museum

07:51  14 june  2018
07:51  14 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Museum of the American Revolution . Menu Callout. Discover more at www.AmRevHQ.org. Add a stitch to a reproduction of a Revolutionary flag , design your own flag , and try cutting a six-pointed star like the one on the Washington Standard.

Two of her sons served as private secretaries for Washington , and a third served as an officer in Washington ’ s Life Guard during the American Revolution . Washington ' s Headquarters Flag will be on display at the Museum in celebration of Flag Day from June 14-17, 2018.

Assistant curator Matthew Skic looks the newly-hung Commander-in-Chief's Standard, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked General George Washington's presence on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War. The museum is bringing the flag out of its archives for public viewing on Thursday, June 14, Flag Day, until Sunday. Its appearance at the museum is the flag's first public display in Philadelphia since the war. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) © The Associated Press Assistant curator Matthew Skic looks the newly-hung Commander-in-Chief's Standard, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked General George Washington's presence on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War. The museum is bringing the flag out of its archives for public viewing on Thursday, June 14, Flag Day, until Sunday. Its appearance at the museum is the flag's first public display in Philadelphia since the war. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

PHILADELPHIA — George Washington's personal Revolutionary War headquarters flag is going on display at Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution, just in time for Flag Day.

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The field tent that Gen. George Washington used as home and office for much of the war is the main attraction at Philadelphia' s new Museum of the American Revolution , where it is displayed behind glass in an auditorium all to itself and dramatically presented for visitors' consideration accompanied

Washington ' s army suffered through a difficult encampment at Valley Forge from December 1777 to June 1778. The march to Valley Forge was commemorated in a renowned and often-reproduced 1883 painting by William Trego, now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution .

The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked Washington's presence on the battlefield during the war. Its appearance at the museum is the flag's first public display in Philadelphia since the war.

The museum is bringing the flag, known as the Commander-in-Chief's Standard, out of its archives for public viewing on Thursday until Sunday. Each visitor will receive a miniature version of the flag to take home.

It features 13 white stars on a blue background, representing the 13 colonies.

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, and commemorates a 1777 resolution by the Continental Congress calling for the creation of the United States flag.

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