November 08, 1924 - February 10, 2011
Member of Ohio Veteran’s Hall of Fame, Class of 2004
A premier after-dinner speaker/entertainer, Vane Scott presented his exciting, entertaining, and widely acclaimed program on, “How we got the flag, and how we got the United States” for over 35 years and delighted audiences of all sizes and ages in ballrooms, auditoriums, theatres and arenas throughout America.
He and his wife Barbara co-founded Colonial Flag Company of Coshocton, Ohio, a division of Annin & Company, the largest flag company in the world, after traveling coast to coast for 20 years decorating cities, designing and building entire parades for large celebrations, conventions and motion picture premieres.
Vane helped decorate Washington, DC for President Eisenhower’s first inauguration and their company, “Great Scott, Displays,” was the official decorator, float master, designer and builder for huge Miss America Homecomings, National Jaycee Conventions, Pro Football Hall of Fame celebrations, Hollywood motion picture premieres and hundreds of fairs and celebrations throughout America.
He was also a Navy combat veteran, having served in the South Pacific aboard the USS Radford DD 446, one of America’s most decorated destroyers. He was the founder and President Emeritus of the USS Radford’s National Association with over 1,400 members. He was also a Life Member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS Disabled American Veterans and Life Associate Member of Korea War Veterans & Vietnam Veterans of America and Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard. A Master Mason for Life & 32 Degree Scottish Rite for Life and Life Member Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Ohio and Honorary Life Member National Sojourners and B.P.O. Elks Life Member and an active Rotarian. He was designated a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Brereton Jones and last active World War II member of Veterans Honor Guard and Color Guard.
His videos, “Many Faces of Old Glory”, “The Concert” and “Many Faces of Old Glory II: The Concert” have been aired on PBS Television and are receiving rave reviews in many schools and libraries throughout America. The US Air Force and Navy use his video in their Jr ROTC programs worldwide and considers it the best video on the subject in America. Scott was also presented the “Spirit of Freedom” award for a lifetime dedication to promoting patriotism. He is a writer, commercial artist, former big band vocalist, supper-club entertainer and appeared many times on radio and television. He appeared on the same show bill with some of America’s biggest stars with audiences as large as 20,000 people.
This exciting and entertaining one man video show is not like anything you have ever seen before. You not only come away feeling good and proud to be an American …. “you’ll remember it the rest of your life!”