For July 4th: This flag, created in the tiny town of Snydertown, PA, was made to welcome home their returning Civil War veterans in 1865. My great-great-grandmother, Mary Arnold, as a 12 year old girl, sewed the stars in the field. After sewing the flag, they all retired to a community sauerkraut supper (which is how all good things end in Central Pennsylvania). My siblings and I helped my parents restore the flag a number of years ago. It resides at my parents' home in Selinsgrove, PA. It's a beautiful flag. On this 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, in which several of my forbears participated, Happy July 4th.