March 9, 1920

This 48 star flag was presented to the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 223 March 9, 1920 by Charles A. Wolfe of Los Angeles, California, who was living in Pittsburgh. Pa. as a memento. This flag having been placed on the railroad just east of Pittsburgh, September 18, 1901 as the funeral train of President William McKinley passed by on its way to Canton, Ohio, where the President was buried September 19, 1901. The wheel marks of the train are still present on the flag and this flag is still the property of the American Legion Post 223 and is kept in a climate controlled safe. More photos of Post 223 can be viewed on the American Legion Centennial website.

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