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Source: Sun
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Draped Flag High in Air”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 20 September 1901
Volume number: 69
Issue number: 20
Pagination: 2

“Draped Flag High in Air.” Sun [New York] 20 Sept. 1901 v69n20: p. 2.
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William McKinley (mourning); William McKinley (death: public response: Bayonne, NJ); Bayonne Kite Corps.
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Draped Flag High in Air


Sent Up 1,500 Feet on Four Giant Kites at Bayonne, N. J.

     A large American flag with a deep crępe border supported by a quartet of giant kites floated 1,500 feet above the tide level at Bayonne yesterday from the approximate time of the starting of the funeral in Canton until sunset, when a salute was fired as it was lowered.
     The flag was raised by members of the Bayonne kite corps, who believed their emblem to have been seen at a greater altitude than any other in the country. A large crowd saw its ascension. At times it was visible from the Battery.



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