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LONG LOST BIBLE RETURNED TO OWNER

 


(FOXNEWS) – It took more than three decades, but this lost Bible has

finally been returned to its owner.

About 36 years ago, Lori DeVoll was working as a flight attendant when
she found the small Bible had been left behind on a seat, according to
Fresno, Calif., television station KMPH FOX26.

At the time, she was traveling a lot, so she “tucked it away somewhere
and forgot about it” — until earlier this year, she told the station.

DeVoll and her husband moved from Colorado to Fresno earlier this year
and according to KMPH, she found the lost Bible in a box of keepsakes
after the move.

DeVoll said she”I found the little Bible and I remembered there was an
address in it, it was a Fresno address.”

 

 

 

 

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FLAG FLIES FOR FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1777

The American Stars and Stripes Flies for the First Time September 3, 1777

 

The American flag was flown in battle for the first time, during a Revolutionary
War
skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware. Patriot General William Maxwell
ordered the stars and strips banner raised as a detachment of his infantry
and cavalry met an advance guard of British and Hessian troops. The rebels
were defeated and forced to retreat to General George Washington’s main
force near Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania.

Three months before, on June 14, the Continental Congress adopted a
resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate
stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue
field, representing a new Constellation.” The national flag, which became
known as the “Stars and Stripes,” was based on the “Grand Union” flag,
a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of
13 red and white stripes. According to legend, Philadelphia seamstress
Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the Stars and Stripes, which
consisted of a circle of 13 stars and a blue background, at the request
of General George Washington. Historians have been unable to
conclusively prove or disprove this legend.

With the entrance of new states into the United States after independence,
new stripes and stars were added to represent new additions to the Union.

In 1818, however, Congress enacted a law stipulating that the 13 original
stripes be restored and that only stars be added to represent new states.

 

Where was the American Flag first flown in battle? Was it Cooch's Bridge? - Division of Libraries' Blog - State of Delaware

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