10 October 2008

Spirit of 76

Over the Colonial section of Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery flies the Bennington '76 flag. The flag is credited with being at the battle of Bennington in the Revolution, though historians think this is an urban legend. Nonetheless the story has stuck, and the flag is quickly identified by the white (not red) stripes on top and bottom, and the white 76 in the star field. This 76 has also made the flag one of the most popular historic flags, probably the reason why it is used here.

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