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Flag Our Fathers' Saved - Ottawa, Ks.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 36.669 W 095° 16.093
15S E 302509 N 4276067
Quick Description: This flag pole and plaque is located on the north sidewalk of the Carnegie Cultural Center - 515 S Main in Ottawa.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 8:36:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMGV5Q
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This flag pole and plaque is located on the north sidewalk of the Carnegie Cultural Center - 515 S Main in Ottawa. The flagpole is approximately 20 feet tall. At the base of the flagpole, there is a small brass plaque. It reads:

The Flag Our Fathers Saved
Dedicated May 12 - 1937

To Our Fathers
by the
Daughters of Union Veterans
1861 - Civil War - 1865

From the Daughters of Union Veterans website:
(visit link)

"Olive Howald, Harriet Knapp, Eva Merwin, Frank Merwin and Bertha Martin organized on May 30, 1885 and held the first meeting on June 3, 1885 at the home of Eva Merwin, 419 First Street, SE Massillon, Ohio.

Incorporated as "The National Alliance of the Daughters of Veterans of the United States of America" on December 12, 1885, in Massillon, Ohio. Signers of the Original Articles of Incorporation: Minnie F. King, Bertha M. Martin, Olive F. Howald, Eva Merwin, and Amy Merrill.

They were endorsed by The Grand Army of the Republic at the 34th Annual Encampment held in Chicago, Illinois, 1900.

Name changed to Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War at the 35th National Convention held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1925.

Name changed to Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861 - 1865 at the 54th National Convention held in Des Moines, Iowa 1944.

Federal Charter granted by Public Law 99-172 on December 9, 1985."
Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/12/1937

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Daughters of Union Veterans

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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