From the time of Betsy Ross to this very day the symbol of our great nation, Old Glory has been there. In the early 1940s she hung behind a President who fearlessly addressed his citizens after the dastardly attack on Pearl Harbor. She flew on our battleships as they sailed to Normandy and was carried to the top of Mt. Suribachi by heroes. America stood together at the height of the world’s greatest ever conflict and our flag was ever present.
Each of the following images during The Second World War also show the Stars and Stripes in the photo.
Long may Old Glory wave and long may we stand united in honor to those who have courageously gone before US.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks for Declaration of War via Wikimedia Commons, public domain (December 8, 1941)
A view of lower Manhattan from the S.S. Coamo passenger ship at the beginning of WWII via Wikimedia Commons, public domain (December, 1941)
“Are you a girl with a Star-Spangled heart?” Women’s Army Corps recruitment poster via Wikimedia Commons, public domain by Bradshaw Crandell (1943)
A young woman sews an American flag at the Annin Flag Company in Verona, New Jersey via Wikimedia Commons, public domain (March, 1943)
American flag waves as the convoy proceeds to Utah Beach in Normandy during D-Day via Shutterstock (June 6th, 1944)
Gila River Relocation Center on Thanksgiving Day – School children participating in the Harvest Festival parade in Rivers, Arizona via Wikimedia Commons, public domain (1942)
U.S. Marines of the 5th Division raise the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan by Joe Rosenthal, public domain via Wikimedia Commons (February, 1945)
Japanese surrender on Wake Island. Both sides salute as Old Glory is being raised – public domain via Wikimedia Commons (September 4th, 1945)