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Jim Craig reflects on the "Miracle on Ice"

Jim Craig reflects on the 'Miracle on Ice'"At the Winter Olympics in upstate New York in February 1980, a motley band of American ice hockey players, on their path to the gold medal, upset the powerful Soviet team. The most lasting image of the games was goalie Jim Craig draped in the American flag, and the Stars and Stripes began to come out across the country. The sports columnist Pete Axthelm interviewed a woman who 'hadn't seen so many flags since the 1960s. When we were burning them.'"

From the story, "Seasons Of The Flag: After years of ups and downs, Old Glory has just made its greatest comeback," by Stuart Lutz, in the February/March 2002 issue of American Heritage magazine, the issue released in the wake of patriotic 9/11 and patriotic renewal

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