American Flag with Army Suit


As an American, history is one of the major keys to remember the past and who we are. There are many important artifacts throughout my family history that remind me of my American self. The artifacts I chose were an American flag that was on my great-grandfather’s casket (Top left), and my grandfather’s army suit (Bottom right). My great-grandfather was on the frontlines in Germany during World War Two and had to watch all of his friend’s suffer in the war as well. My grandfather served in the barracks while wearing his suit and prepared trucks, making sure that there were weapons on them. Not only did one of my great-grandfathers serve in World War Two, but my great-grandfather on my grandmother’s side also fought in World War Two, alongside with General Patton. Though an object may not appear important to some, to others it might be more than just an everyday object.

Place(s): Germany

– Gia Hart

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more