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.

 

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