Question I have my uncle's burial flag. He was a veteran of world war one.
The flag measures one meter by two meters and I'm told it was a gift from the French government to the United States on the tenth anniversary of the end of the war. It appears to be hand stitched and may have been produced by the Daughters of the French Revolution.
Any help would be appreciated.
Answer I have not heard of such a flag. However, I believe it's entirely possible that it was a gift from the French government.
I am not aware of an organization called the Daughters of the French Revolution. However, the Daughters of the American Revolution has several chapters in France, including the Rochambeau Chapter in Paris. Perhaps you may want to contact them. Their website is: http://www.roch.darfrance.org/index/index.php
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