48-Star Flag Resurfaces on Election Day

Rewind back a month to June 5 and you have Election Day in Ventura County. After voting, Camarillo resident Keith Salvas discovered a special treasure – a brand new 48-star American flag. Salvas, a clerk for the Los Angeles Unified School District, described his finding as “almost like finding a lost Picasso.”

With this incredible discovery, he vowed to preserve this flag as historically significant; Salvas did so by dedicating himself to a campaign surrounding it. By contacting the Ventura County Elections Division, he informed them of his find, hoping the flag would be framed and put on display for the public to view. Because of the pristine condition, Salvas does not believe this flag is ready to be retired.

However, not all in the county feel as sentimental as Salvas does towards this flag. Mark Lunn, a Ventura County Clerk-Record reported, “48-star flags are fairly prevalent and I don’t see the significance of doing something other than what we would normally do.”

In a follow up interview, Lunn did say he would look into the historical significance before he made a final decision. Depending on the uniqueness of the flag, the patriotic item could be placed in their vault for years to come.

The 48-star flag was created in 1912 after New Mexico and Arizona joined the United States and President Taft issued to order that established the proportions and arrangement of the stars. U.S. troops carried this flag into battle during WWI, WWII, and the Korean War.

Source: VC Star

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One Reply to “48-Star Flag Resurfaces on Election Day”

  1. Dear Sir/Mam,
    I belong to the following Veterans Organizations in Vinton, IA.; Vietnam Vets of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8884, American Legion Post 57, AmVets Post 218, Disabled Vets of America (DAV), 40/8, and the VFW Cooties… While in the US Air Force for 22 years, I spent 2 years in Libya, North Africa, 1 year in Vietnam, and 2 tours in Thailand.. (Never did go over-seas to anywhere, NICE).. 🙁 Since I belong to all of these Service Organizations, we’re always trying to find a place for resaonably priced Flags, flag poles, etc.

    After I retired from the US Air Force, several years later, we finally got a local Veteran’s Memorial Park in place, across the street from my wife’s and my house.

    Right now, I need to find some; (48 Star, Outdoor Flags, 3′ X 5′) for our WWII, Iwo Jima Memorial, here in our Veteran’s Park. We have to change them about every 6 months or less.. (Depending on the weather)..

    Are there any 48 Star, (3′ X 5′) Outdoor Flags available from your Company???? If so, how much are they??

    THANK YOU for your help in this…

    Very sincerely yours,
    Ronald E. Geiger

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