The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


flag 4.JPG

The “Star Spangled Banner” exhibit first debuted at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives in Athens in 2012. The exhibit’s collection includes political campaign buttons, posters, medals, postcards, publications, pins, framed art and figurines. Among the dozens of American flags on display are a 49th state flag that was official for one year when Alaska joined the U.S. in 1959, and a 34-star flag dating back to the Civil War to commemorate when Kansas joined the Union as a free state on Jan. 29, 1861. Museum Director Sandy Thompson said this year’s exhibit, which is the personal collection of Ronald Pettus, has twice as many items to view than last year.



Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

     View Results
AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee