We Want Beer Welcome Home

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Text on Button We Want Beer; Welcome Home Our Hero
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Blue text on a white background with a brown mug of beer. Red, white, and blue ribbon with gold lettering and a golden airplane.

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This anti-prohibition button portrays the popular slogan, "We Want Beer." Many Americans shared the sentiment, including US troops coming back from foreign wars to discover one of their favorite freedoms had been taken away. Prohibition was mandated in the US in 1920 by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution and repealed in 1933 with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment. 

This button also serves as a celebratory souvenir of Charles Lindbergh's return to America after his famous 1927 flight to France on the Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh is famous for being the first person to pilot a nonstop transatlantic flight solo. In addition to his success as an aviator and explorer, he was also a military officer in the Army Air Corps Reserve. He was awarded the Model of honor for his flight. 

Catalog ID BE0117