• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

U.S. Flag Presented to Lady Bird Johnson

detail of American flag and its original box
United States Flag Presented to Fort Smith NHS by Lady Bird Johnson
 
detail of flag box with Mrs. Johnson's name written on it

President Lyndon Johnson's wife, Lady Bird, officially dedicated Fort Smith National Historic Site on October 27, 1964. Mrs. Johnson presented a flag, the symbol of our country, to the park. This flag, with the original box, remains in the park's collection.

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black and white photo showing Ladybird Johnson at podium during dedication of park.  American flag is behind her.
Lady Bird Johnson at dedication of Fort Smith National Historic Site

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