The Beginning

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From the collection of Robert Austin Coburn, Sr.

This flag was placed in the windows of homes which had
a family member serving in the Navy.  This flag is 7 1/2" by 10".

My  grandmother would have had a five star flag displayed in her window:  three stars for her three sons, Byron W. Frierson, James E. Frierson and Roy E. Frierson, two stars for her two sons-in-laws John E. Minton and my father Robert Austin Coburn, Sr.

Byron served in the 63 Infantry Division 254th Regiment.

James (Gene) served in the the Medical Administration Corps.

Roy served in the 103rd Infantry Division 411th Regiment Company G.

John  served in the Army Air Corps.

Below is a Program from the First Presbyterian  Church in Haskell, Texas January 24, 1943.

 

PROGRAM

THE SHERRILL MEMORIAL BIBLE CLASS OF THE

PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL

January 24, 1943 7:30 p. m.

Presenting A Service Flag to the Church

High School Orchestra……………………………………Selections

Mr. Fagan, Director

Piano and Organ…………………………….……….………Recital

Mrs. Jno. W. Pace and Mrs. Carrie Williams

America…………………………………………..………Audience

Prayer………………………………………..………..Rev. Priddy

America The Beautiful……………………………..…….Audience

Selection…………………………………..…………..Male Quartet

Messrs. Frierson, McDonald, Maples and Chapman

Pledge of Allegiance…………………………….Christian Emblem

Girl Scouts Leading

Your Flag and My Flag………………………………..Elise Henson

V. F. W., Legion and Service Men

Pledge of Allegiance…………………….………National Emblem

Boy Scouts Leading

Preparation of Service Flag……………………...American Legion

Geo. Neely, Commander

Adding The Stars………………………………………….Relatives

Prayer……………………………………….……….Rev. Whatley

White Cliffs of Dover…………………………………………Solo

Mrs. Bert Welsh

Presenting The Flag………………………..Sunday School Class

Acceptance For The Church …….…………………..Dr. Sholl

National Anthem……………………………………Audience

Benediction…………………………….Rev. Copeland

 

 

   

 


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