World War II flag donated to White County Veteran’s Museum

Posted By | June 10, 2019 8:53 am

Ceicel Bradley, who died during World War II while serving his country, is shown in this old photograph with his parents. Bradley’s name is among several listed on the back of a Victory Flag that was recently found. Regina Wilhite, who found the flag stored in her parents’ home, visited Martha Lee, a family friend, to share the news about the discovery of the flag. When Lee was told about Bradley’s name being on the list, Lee quickly produced the photograph, telling Wilhite that Bradley was related to her late husband.

A lone gold star on the Victory Flag represents the loss of a family member during war time. Ceicel Bradley’s gold star was laid on top of the original blue star, which is seen in the bottom of the v-shape.

By Rachel Auberger

Regina Wilhite found a historic treasure when cleaning out the rooms at her parent’s home. A flag from World War II that had once hung in a community church was among the antiques, family photos, and other memorabilia.

“This flag originally hung in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, but we are pretty sure it was representative of the whole community, not just the one church,” Wilhite said.

Wilhite was referring to the 15 blue stars that were sown to the banner-like flag in a V-formation when she spoke of the flag being a representation.

“When I found the flag, I noticed that there was something on the back,” she said. When I looked, it was a very old paper that was beginning to crumble. The paper had what looked like a list of names.”

Fourteen names to be exact – each name belonging to a man in the community who had gone to serve his country in World War II.

“We are fairly certain that it was a flag for the community,” Wilhite said again. “Some of the men listed attended other churches in the Macedonia community. We have no way of knowing if there were other flags in those churches or just this one. But it would be interesting to find out if anyone else has one of these flags or has seen one.”

Ceicel Bradley’s name, along with several other men who served in World War II, are listed on a tattered piece of paper attached to the back of the flag.

Wilhite said the flag came to be in her possession through a fortunate series of events. Years ago, the church made the decision to renovate their basement to create more classrooms. According to Wilhite, the boxes of things that were being stored there were taken to her grandparents’ house as they had always been very active in the congregation. Later, her parents inherited the belongings and hung the flag in an upstairs room in their home.

“I have been going through some of the old things in my parents’ home and making some donations to the Tennessee State Museum,” she said. “I happened to show a curator at the state museum a picture of the flag, and she immediately knew that it was a war-time banner and that it was significant.”

Wilhite said once she knew the flag was related to World War II, she immediately knew she needed to call Sandy Cash Witt, curator at the White County Veteran’s Museum.

The two women, along with Milford and Jonelda Cash (Witt’s parents) and Martha Lee, worked to decipher the fading names on the fragile piece of paper: Robert Johnson Howard, Robert Franklin Howard, Elmer Lee Kinnard, Harv Rich, Erby Ray, Joe Monroe Goodwin, Harold Hampton, Ike Goodwin, Esker Bray, Paul Cumby, Luther England, Nathan Burgess, and Ceicel Bradley.

“There is an extra star at the bottom of the V, but that star is gold,” Wilhite said. “We think that star is for Mr. Bradley. There is a star next to his name on the list. After checking records, we found that he was killed overseas, and we think that is why the different star.”

The term “gold star” describes a family member who has lost a loved one in military service. The gold star first made an appearance during World War I after being placed over a service flag’s blue star when a service member was killed in combat.

On June 6, which is the anniversary of D-Day, when veterans stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II, Wilhite donated the flag to the White County Veteran’s Museum.

“I wanted to donate the flag to the museum,” she said. “It needs to be where people can see it.”

Witt accepted the flag on the behalf of the museum but hopes they can learn more about it.

“We don’t know who made it or exactly when during the war it was made,” Witt said. “We think that the V-shape was probably to signify Victory, but we don’t really know. We don’t know if there are other flags out there or if other communities had similar items in their churches.”

Witt said she would encourage anyone who has any information about this flag, or any like it, to contact her at the museum by calling (931) 836-3595.

“We would also like to have a picture of each of the men listed on this flag,” Witt said. “A picture in uniform would be ideal, but we would be happy to take any picture someone might want to donate or make a copy of for us.”

Witt said the plan will be to hang the flag in the museum and surround it with pictures of the men it was made to represent.

“This is such a great thing,” Wilhite said. “I’m glad we learned how significant it was and were able to give it to the museum so that the history of our men and this community won’t be lost.”

No comments yet.

The comments are closed.

© Copyright 2020 | Sparta Live

weight loss: medications side effect weight loss doctor perscribed yellow jackets diet pills without perscription phenphedrine diet pill diet pills that cause heart damage can diet pills affect sex how many steps should i walk a day to lose weight diet pills to eliminate thigh fat any diet pills actually work how much weight can you lose with diet pills drugs pills fat burning prescription drugs i just wanna lose weight fast bodybuilding drugs can drinking alot of water help you lose weight yohimbe amazon foods that prevent weight loss how to poop more to lose weight g7 hypothermogenic diet pills real reviews how to lose weight in your vigina running is the best way to lose weight fat intake per day to lose weight richard dycus oviedo how can a teenager lose weight basic diets for weight loss if i lose weight will i lose all my muscle depression diet pills assessment cellular respiration what happens when you lose weight cost of alli diet pills does apple cider vinegar and herbal tea help you lose weight can cherries help you lose weight if you are prescribed thyroid medication will you finallybe able ro lose weight keto brussels sprout recipes how do you lose weight in fable 3 diets for someone 25 pounds overweight to lose weight in a year how many carbs do you need to eat a day to lose weight how to use your tdee to lose weight how do you diet did lori goldstein lose weight weight loss 2019

male enhancement: increasing mens libido naturally penis growth boosting food is viagra and sildenafil the same top male sex enhancement pills in case of heart attack must you advise emts that you take ed pills roaring tiger review new masturbation real penis enlargement exercises thick flaccid penis viagra comments reviews how to get testosterone levels up naturally best quality viagra online what is the new green all natural male enhancement pill that lasts 72 hours cost of cialis daily dose nutrition essentials supplements for male enhancement after period high sex drive reasons african black ant male enhancement ingredients pills to help you grow a bigger penis kratom killed my sex drive penis hairshaft growth oral estrogen for sex drive does viagra cause heart attacks things to do to kill your sex drive increase blood flow penis viagra 100mg erfahrungsberichte genuine viagra uk suppliers viagra multiple acts boost sex drive on men naturally stephen murphy viagra boys gf has a high sex drive is the generic viagra from uk as effective what causes high sexdrive does united healthcare optumrx cover viagra how to naturally grow a bigger penus hcg low libido penis growth story pump sex low libido difficult staying erect depression best otc drug

vape: parts of a vape mod how to mix cbd oil with vape juice aspire plato safe voltage for vaping vicks vapor rub while pregnant ecigs tanks avail vapor flavors voopoo drag coils amazon ecig city coupons berry blow doe high voltage ecig battery voopoo drag 2 launch date green tea vape juice how to clean coil smok vegan non nicotine vape juice vapor lights e cigarette marijuana smok novo 4 blinks vaping fda regulation how vaporizors work snowwolf mfeng mod voopoo drag not powering on kanger subtank leak fix righteous vape juice how to tell if a coil is bad vape orion lost vape software uwell whirl 22 shutdown what are some examples of water vapor voopoo mini coils compatible carhartt shoreline vapor jacket how to put batteries in the voopoo vmate vaperz cloud best atomizer for voopoo drag do you even vape bro meme voopoo drag metal gear theme vape juices ebay voopoo lanyard dab vape tank

face mask: n95 mask designs chicken diaper surgical mask benton face mask gas mask 3m 6002 should i wear a face mask in china dust mask with valve surgical mask hypnosis mic n95 8gb surgical mask ping what gel face mask does anthony anderson use pitchers face mask softball n95 dust mask definition breath buddy respirator mask website mers related coronavirus bat cov bat miller electric ml00894 half mask respirator do sa face shield make your face break out what an at home respirator called masquerade masks online full face respirator for painting dollar tree face mask 1730 n95 particulate respirator 3m 8200 n95 particle respirator 8200 mask where can i get face masks what type of respirator is going to be used for 3d printer how to make a natural peel off face mask 3m n95 respirator 10 pack what a peeling face mask disposable dust face mask what to use after whitening face mask respirator apf needed how much us dust mask manufacturer vogue 3m face mask chart covered california coronavirus bandit respirator reusable mask for small particles an nucleotides 3m paint mask 3m painter mask face cover army dust mask

cbd oil: best cbd vape oil reddit cbd increases testosterone pure cbd oil kentucky define cannabidiol cbd crystal for sale cvs protein powder review cbd oil additive thc health benefits cbd daily intensive cream side effects all natural way cbd 4000mg cbd oil hemp bombs cbd gummies review vape cbd oil for anxiety rihanna hoodies north dakota cbd law jambo superfoods cbd infused gummy bears dr d cbd topical as has ingredients in charlottes web cbd oil smok species firmware how long does it take cbd to get out of your system oil plus cbd natural health irish skin epilepsy awareness store the coconut song plant therapy essential oils amazon best cbd oil for leukemia cbd oil for anxiety in kids cbd oil taken with tylonol cbd oil tsa cbd oil capsules 10 mg how to stop cann chiropractic youtube video on cbd oil cbd oil make you fat cbd oil tincture benefits anxiety pax era cbd only

exam: 100% Success Rate 9A0-602 Practice Exam Pdf Online Sale, Download IC3-1 Answers Online Store, Provides Best 640-722 Exam Dumps Pdf Is What You Need To Take, Latest Release E20-095 Practice Test with PDF and VCE Engine, Provides HP0-J10 Exam Test Is The Best Material, Provides Best HP0-429 Exam , 100% Real HC-035-231-CHS New Questions For Download, The Most Effective A2040-406 Guide Is What You Need To Take, Passeasy A2090-544 Real Exam Covers All Key Points, Most Hottest HP2-N41 Test Prep With New Discount, Gocertify 000-N11 Book Pdf 100% Pass With A High Score, 50% OFF 70-464 Test Prep For Download, Discount 70-685J Exam Materials For Each Candidate, Free Download Real 50-694 Practice Test Pdf Is The Best Material, Download 1Z1-851 Exam Materials Is What You Need To Take, 100% Real PGMP Actual Questions Online Shop, Free 251-504 Practice Test Pdf 100% Pass With A High Score, Recenty Updated 70-517 Answers with PDF and VCE Engine, Certshared 190-848 Test Questions Is What You Need To Take,