Spread the word – flag display is a big deal

Published 9:32 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012

We’ve many times before touted the uniqueness of the national treasures inside the House of Flags, but once again we find ourselves compelled to remind you of the importance of this beautifuly renovated building in Columbus and the contents it displays.
From Oct. 10-13 the House of Flags Museum will serve as home to six flags from the White House administration of the 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
According to Robert Williamson, this is the first and possibly only time these flags will be available for public viewing and each of them represents considerable national significance. The six include the 48-star, 49-star and 50-star flags, which were created as new states, including Hawaii, joined our great nation.
We’re not sure if everyone realizes the enormous honor it is for our county to serve as home to these national treasures. How often does a rural community like ours have the chance to offer a view of such historically significant items to the rest of our state and nation?
Now we should jump at the chance to tell the world what we have in our midst. Let’s invite history buffs from all over to come and view these flags for themselves.
What a way to grab attention for our local community and show off the hard work of numerous volunteers who made the House of Flags possible in the first place.
Hopefully, while those history fanatics are here they might also grab a bite to eat, fill up their tank and even take in the sights in  other areas of our great community.  We’ve obviously got a lot to offer here in our area.
You should also take advantage of this unique exhibit by visiting at any point from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. between Oct. 10-13.

— Editorial staff,
Tryon Daily Bulletin

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