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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vintage Flag

You never know what you will see when you visit Coloradolady's Vintage Thingies Thursday. For a lot more surprises go to http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.

Father of the young lady in red served in the "A" Company lst Battalion, 50th Parachute Infantry Airborne Division in 1940. On September 17th, 1944, his unit was assigned to conduct behind-enemy-lines operation in the Netherlands It was the Unit's fourth combat jump. It is believed the Nazi flag was captured in the Unit in Groesbeck, Holland. Members of "A" Company signed and dated the flag. Several years ago, he passed away. Recently, his daughter decided to donate this to the Public Library's Cass County History Center in his hometown. This photo was at the presentation.

An old sign I saw in an antique mall.

24 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I had a good chuckle reading the sign..and I agree!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you for sharing this story from WWII, I always like to know about it and our heroes. I love that sign, very true! I don't see the link at VTT at, Colorado Lady this Thursday. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Ginny said...

I totally agree with the sign!!! And the flag looks in such good condition!

Linda Chapman said...

I love that little plate!!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh LV, How VERY VERY grateful I am to those men who risked their LIVES for our Freedoms that we enjoy today...Though Generations apart They STILL live on today in the Hearts and Memories of many who LOVE our Great Country...
What a wonderful post

Betsy from Tennessee said...

So great that they are donating the flag to the library... Great idea...

The sign is hilarious.... Hope that is true!!!!!! ha
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Thanks for a very interesting post.

Tete said...

LOVE this share and what a wonderful gift to the community. So many will be able to enjoy the history and story that goes behind it. So important that we do not forget the horror of that time.
Love the poem on the plate and I agree with it 100%!
Hugs- Tete

bj said...

Oh, my...the German flag is something else. How nice that she donated it to the history center.

Now, that is about the cutest sign, ever. I believe it, too. :))
xo bj

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

What a treat for the library!The plate is wonderful!

farmlady said...

What a bit of history that flag is. Really great that she donated it to that history center.
Just imagine the stories that flag could tell if it could talk.
Love the poem on the plate...

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Love the sign it is just so great and so true..............I also think it is great that the flag has been donated to the library.....I am really interested in everything about the second world war.

Madison said...

What a great story. Thank you for sharing.

Madison xxx

The Armchair Housewife said...

LOVE the plate!! i so want that for my wall! :)

I have to say the photo with the flag scared me at first... something about that nazi flag just creates such a visceral reaction in us, doesn't it? and for good cause! But thank you for sharing that wonderful story with us.

Blessings!

Coloradolady said...

Interesting indeed. Love that plate, very cute. Happy VTT!

Vintage Whimsy said...

Love hearing stories from the War. And that plate? Hilarious! I'd totally hang that up in my kitchen if I ever found one! It's *SO* true!!

Veronica said...

Love the sign...although I'm not a wife, I do love to cook and do the dishes and wouldn't mind a few kisses or dinner out...hahaha

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I think there's a special place in heaven for those who fought for our freedoms. Really cute sign too!

Paula said...

That's a cute little platter!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment... please come back and visit me any time!
(I love your blog!)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful little poem!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How nice she donated it so others will never forget.

GardenofDaisies said...

I"m so glad that this story is about a captured flag. When I first saw the photo it I cringed. Too many horrific things done under the name of that flag.

marie said...

Thank you very much for visiting my blog. Very interesting post. When I saw the flag, as I am not familiar with your blog yet, I was a bit "surprised"....... :-))

If I were to decorate a similar plate, I would write "Ladies who cook and do the dishes should do it one time out of two only" :-))

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I saw this flag and I gasped and almost turned and "high tailed it out of here" lol.... ewww I am glad I stayed and read on.

I adore the plauque! ~Giggle~, boy times have changed!

~~Wendy