From the Archives: Flag Day, 1991

By Nathalie Wheaton

In 1991, Rush held its third annual Flag Day celebration on the east Atrium lawn where the Tower now stands.

From Rush’s NewsRounds in July 1991:

The event began with the posting of colors and a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of those who gave their lives in war. Speakers included Don Oder, vice president and chief operating officer of the Medical Center; William Maran, northern division supervisor of Veterans Affairs; and Jim Balcer, veterans’ liaison from the Office of the Mayor.

Veterans celebrated the day by wearing combat fatigues and enjoying shared stories of having “been there.”

Nathalie Wheaton is assistant archivist in the Rush Archives. To learn more, please contact rush_archives@rush.edu. Visit the Rush Archives Web page or explore our collections. The Rush Archives welcomes visitors from Rush and the general public. 

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