Historic stars and stripes flag made for burial of US soldiers on a Scottish island during WW1 returns home after 100 years--100-year-old flag made for US soldiers who died during World War I returns to Scottish island
A historic American flag was hastily made for the
burial of American soldiers in 1918.
The flag was made after a ship containing the
soldiers was sunk by Germans near an island.
The island, Islay, is part of Scotland.
Four women and a man worked through
the night at Islay House to complete the flag.
Just hours later, the funeral was held.
The flag was sent to President Woodrow Wilson
and is housed at a museum in Washington.
A century later, the flag is set to return to Islay
ahead of the Scotland Day of Remembrance.
An event as part of the national remembrance
is slated for Islay on May 4.