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Vanderbilt Unveils Missing Flag That Flew Behind MLK, RFK Speeches


Added 08-24-19 11:38:01am EST - “"And somehow the flag ended up in Alumni Hall, which was built for alumni who died in World War I."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Vanderbilt Unveils Missing Flag That Flew Behind MLK, RFK Speeches”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“And somehow the flag ended up in Alumni Hall, which was built for alumni who died in World War I.”

How cool is this? Vanderbilt University found a flag missing for years that served as the backdrop during MLK and RFK speeches. From The Tennessean:

More than 50 Reserve Officers Training Corps staff and students gathered in the Library Lawn at Vanderbilt University to unfold a 150 foot American flag.

The flag once hung behind speakers including Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. It’s been in storage in the Alumni Hall basement for several decades.

“John Seigenthaler, when he was alive, asked me if I knew where the flag was,” Celia Walker, associate University librarian for special collections said.

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