Morning Register Des Moines, Iowa
FLAG CEREMONY FOR THE WAGS
Gov. Bourjve B. Hickenlooper of Iowa will present the official flag of the women's army corps to the WACs at Fort Des Moines Tuesday morning on behalf of the American Legion posts of the city and county.
The flag is a gift from legionnaires to the WACs. Designed by a WAC, the flag is of forest green silk, centered with a gold - leaf head of Pallas Athene, WAC in-signe. Above the head are gold letters "First WAC Training Center" and below it "Fort Des Moines, Iowa."
The ceremony will be on the
fort parade grounds at 11 a. m.
and accepting the gift will be
Maj. Louise Milligan, director
of the training center.
After the ceremony the WACs will pass in review before Gover-
nor Hickenlooper; Major Milligan; Dan J. O'Brien, past commander! of the Iowa American Legion; thej five women members of the governor's staff, Mrs. Billie M. Pell of j Marshalltown, Mrs. Mae Born of Davenpor
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.
This digital image may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this file is permitted without written permission of the State Historical Society of Iowa.
1 clipping : b&w ; 12 x 10 cm
Master image scanned with Ricoh Aficio MP C3000 as a JPEG at 600 ppi.