"Why is the flag called "Old Glory?"
In 1831, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster from Salem, Massachusetts, left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed, "Old Glory." He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War, until it was flown over the Tennessee capital. His "Old Glory" became a nickname for all American flags.
New England Historic Genealogical Society ( NEHGS)
The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc.
Daughter of the American Revolution, Massachusetts Chapter
The Salem (local) Chapter is known as the Col. Timothy Pickering Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution, Massachusetts Chapter
The Mayflower Society:Massachusetts Chapter
The Winthrop Society
The Order of Founders and Patriots of America
The Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
National Society of New England Women
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