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Iconic flag on display in Richmond

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Dec 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-27 15:22:04-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- If you saw the movie "Unbroken," then you're likely familiar with this iconic flag. It was made out of a bed sheet by Americans being held captive at a Japanese prisoner of war camp. They hoisted the flag when their camp was liberated in August of 1945.

The flag has actually been on display since April last year, though more people are just now hearing the historic story behind it.

It's on display at the Virginia War Memorial. This flag is one of 15,000 Navy-owned artifacts on loan from the Naval History and Heritage Command being displayed around the world.