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by Rick Wyatt
The Huntington "Liberty Flag," was created in Huntington, Long Island, New York on July 23, 1776 upon the Town's receipt of news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The flag was subsequently carried into the Battle of Long Island by the 1st Regiment of Suffolk County Militia, during which it was captured by Hessian troops. The original captured flag is reported to have survived in Germany until its destruction by fire in a bombing raid during World War II.
MoreInformation on the Huntington Liberty Flag can be found at the following locations:
Dr. John E. Coraor, 6 June 2002
Director of Cultural Affairs, Town of Huntington
It should be noted that according to the link posted by Dr. Coraor, the flag was also adopted as the official flag of the Town of Huntington (Suffolk County, New York) in 1975.
Ned Smith, 8 June 2002