Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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Commemorative Flagholders & Plaques
 of Organizations & Military
Order of Shepherds of Bethlehem
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Commemorative Plaques & Flagholders
 of Military and Organizations
as Photographed by Joyce M. Tice 

Order of the Shepherds of Bethlehem 

Truth, Hope, and Faith are the mottos of this organization. This was found on the grave of a woman who also belonged to the Daughters of America to give you an idea of her political beliefs (Anti-Immigration-Anti-Catholic, etc.). In fact the two flagholders are on the same "pole"  as is common when multiple commemorations are on one grave. This does not mean that the organizations were in any way related. This group was one of a large number of Fraternal Benefit Societies - mutual help. It was founded in Trenton NJ in 1896 but those who wrote the original literature claimed that it began in the Holy Land shortly after the birth of Christ. It was open to people of both sexes and is apparently now extinct. This flagholder was found in Albany County NY. (Source Alan Axelrod, Page 16)

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 06/05/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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