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Commemorative Plaques & Flagholders
 of Military and Organizations
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Blood and Fire (Salvation Army)


For this flag, I have not found a specific flagholder and the first time I encountered it, I tended to discount it until I had more information. The first instance was on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River on Route 611 which follows the river all up through the state. Since I did not know what to make of it, I did not record any information about the grave I found it on. The second instance was in Otsego County NY where I found it on the grave of a man listed as Tec 5 US Army World War II who died in 1995.  Any ideas on what this flag commemorates will be welcome.

Following is a note from a guest January 2001 - I used to work as a fund raiser for The Salvation Army and that looks like one of their logos.  They use several and that's not one of the more frequent ones, but the slogan of the army is "Blood and Fire."  Perhaps the person whose grave it's on was a devoted Salvationist in addition to being a WWII veteran as indicated on your site.  Until I worked for them, I didn't realized that The Salvation Army is actually a church.  The people who join the church (called soldiers) are very loyal to it and it wouldn't surprise me that one of them has the flag on his grave. Carol Ann
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 06/05/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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