John Paul Jones And His Flag
Posted On: 2020-11-05
LEADER: A great deal of interesting history is connected with the naval career of John Paul Jones, who can aptly be called the most daring sea-rover in the annuals of the American Navy. His devotion to the Flag under which he so valiantly fought is as unquestionable as his fearlessness.
CUB #1: He is credited with being the first to hoist the Flag on an American Man-of-War.
CUB #2: He was the first to show it upon the seas.
CUB #3: He was the first to receive and acknowledge a salute to it from a foreign power.
CUB #4: He was the first to fight a naval battle under.
CUB #5: He was the first to decorate with it a Man-of-War of the enemy taken as a prize in action.
CUB #6: The name of no other man is so closely and interestingly associated with the American Flag as that of John Paul Jones.