Ca. 1918 typed letter concerning use of "Behold the Flag" & the National Loyalty League. Ignatius I. Murphy.

Ca. 1918 typed letter concerning use of "Behold the Flag" & the National Loyalty League

Typed letter to a Mrs. Elizabeth Wall of Washington DC, enclosing a copy of "Behold the Flag" and explaining how it could be used in schools to encourage patriotism, etc. Murphy, a native of Hays, Kansas, originally published the page-length poem in Topeka in 1918 to gin up the spirit of patriotism and nationalism during the last year of WWI. He was also the Vice President of the National Loyalty League, also an 'America First' initiative of 1918 whose motto was 'One flag, one country, one nation, one hundred percent America' and whose mission was to swear Americans to a loyalty oath and unwavering fealty. The first verse of 'Behold the flag' calls the flag the 'purest, most potent emblem of law, order, and Christian civilization that ever greeted the dawn.' Lots of typos. Item #H9636

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