National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution, The Curators
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The Cross Country Flag

The Coast to Coast Walk

A National Prayer Walk

Wikipedia: List of people who have walked across the US

WHEREAS, the American flag is the national emblem of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, hand-carrying the American flag on a staff is an honor to the flag and to the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill hand-carried an American flag 233 walk-days from Kill Devil Hills, NC (Atlantic Ocean) to Santa Monica Pier, CA (Pacific Ocean) from April 23, 2014 to April 29, 2015; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill’s cross-country trek is well-documented by media, and he is listed at Wikipedia as one person successfully walking across the American continent from coast to coast; and

WHEREAS, the U. S. Banner that Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill hand-carried on foot from east coast to west coast is the first documented case of an American-born armed forces veteran accomplishing such a mission in honor of the United States of America:

NOW, THEREFORE, WE, the undersigned, do hereby petition the curators of the National Museum of American History – SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, to accept the McGill "Cross Country Flag" submission and display said banner in an appropriate location within the Museum archives.

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