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Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-81 (U.S.)

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[Iranian hostage crisis flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 March 2018

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This flag was one of the hostage flags made during the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-81. It was designed by two Illinois legislators, with the number 53 for the Americans held hostage in Iran, eight stars for the servicemen who died in the disastrous attempt to free them, and the maple leaf for Canada's role in smuggling some Americans out of Iran. It was flown at the Illinois state capitol building under the US and Illinois flags. At the NAVA meeting in St. Louis in 1980, I saw a postcard with this flag put out by the John Birch Society.
David Ott, 24 February 2018