Published DateGILFORD — The Gilford Historical Society will sponsor a program entitled "It's A Grand Old Flag" on Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Meetinghouse.
This is a free program, and is open to the public.
From the early days of our country, flags have been a symbol, a rallying point, and a source of pride and patriotism. This program presents a history of the evolution of the United States Flag. From Betsy Ross and before, to the present, the flag has been a story of our heritage. It is a story of our growth from the 13 original colonies to the addition of Hawaii.
The story is presented by Walt and Shirley Stockwell of Gilford. Walt is a long term vexillophile (lover of flags), and has over 100 of them in his collection. This presentation typically uses 20 or more of these full size replicas to demonstrate this history. It is also a colorful and entertaining time line. "It's A Grand Old Flag" is a 45 minute presentation, followed by a question and answer period.
The Gilford Meetinghouse is located in Gilford Village, at 24 Belknap Mountain Road. For further information, contact Karin at 387-8433.