Honor to all who've served our Nation
This 48-star flag survived World War I
On Memorial Day the Nation honors those both fallen and still serving who put their lives on the line to protect the American way of life.
Today, I am especially thinking of my grandfather, Alvin Benjamin Butler (whom we grand-kids affectionately called, "Pappy") because today the Family Search website sent me a photo of his draft card.
He may not have fought under the specific flag in the photo above, but he served it when called upon!
Pappy's draft card dated June 5, 1917
In 1912 two more stars were added to the 46-star American flag representing the new States of Arizona and New Mexico. Thus, during World War I, those who served their Nation fought under the 48-star flag.
World War I began July 28, 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918.