Paris 'peace' flag among this year's top endangered VA artifacts

Paris 'peace' flag among this year's top endangered VA artifacts

(WWBT) - Ten unique Virginia artifacts are chosen each year and deemed "endangered" to raise money to conserve them for generations to come.

One of this year's is a French flag from 1919. It was given to President Woodrow Wilson by a French delegation celebrating the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the end of "The Great War."

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The French flag was carried in the Paris Peace Conference Parade in June, 1919, celebrating the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the end of what was then known as The Great War.

Here's a full list of artifacts chosen this year (click the link to read more about them):

  • African American Historical Society of Portsmouth (Portsmouth, Virginia);
  • Birthplace of Country Music (Bristol, Virginia);
  • Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation (Blacksburg, Virginia);
  • Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum (Wytheville, Virginia);
  • Historic Sandusky Foundation (Lynchburg, Virginia);
  • Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (Winchester, Virginia);
  • National D-Day Memorial Foundation (Bedford, Virginia);
  • Office of Historic Alexandria-Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Alexandria, Virginia);
  • Prince William County Historic Preservation (Dumfries, Virginia);
  • Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (Staunton, Virginia)

The public is asked to vote for their favorite artifact here. The two with the most votes will be recognized as the People's Choice Awards and receive $5,000 and $4,000 for care and continued preservation.

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