Saturday, June 23, 2012

CVGS Program on 27 June: "The History of the United States Flag"

The June program meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society is Wednesday, 27 June at 12:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street in downtown Chula Vista) [NOTE:  This is a location change from previous announcements.]

The speaker will be Karl Zingheim on "The History of the United States Flag."

Our June 27th program will provide an examination of our flag's design origins. Ideally, a national flag should clearly symbolize a country, and in case of the American flag, this actually dates back to the Middle Ages as the different regions of Great Britain took on official emblems and had them combined into the familiar Union Jack. During the Revolution, the Americans modified Britain's flag to suit their need and the distinctive stars and stripes emerged.

Karl J. Zingheim is a 1986 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy. He is the Staff Historian for the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. He is also a member of the editorial review board for the World War II Quarterly, the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to that conflict and has written and presented on numerous topics on naval history including Mains'l Haul and on the History Channel program "Dogfights!"

Please enter the auditorium from the double doors near the south entry of the library.  We are not using the Conference Room any longer.  There will be refreshments before and after the meeting.  There will be a short CVGS business meeting before the program speaker.,

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