As The American Legion continues its Rally Around the Flag initiative to instill respect for and satisfaction within the American flag, two Legion posts just lately carried this initiative into the classroom.
Members of the James Hicks American Legion Post 519 and Auxiliary unit in Thomasville, Ga., just lately performed a flag education program for 75 seventh graders at MacIntyre Park Middle School. The put up and Auxiliary members recited the Pledge of the Allegiance with the scholars, shared data on the historical past of the U.S. flag, in addition to the that means of its colours, stripes and stars. Students even had the chance to fold a flag with Post 519 Commander John Murphy and Post Officer Bob Herbert and be taught what every of the 13 folds imply.
American Legion Post 103 in St. Mary’s, Pa., offered flag education to the eighth-grade class at St. Mary’s Area Middle School. Post members Steven Bagley, Mickey Grolle and Doug Yetzer educated college students concerning the colours of the flag, how to correctly fold, care and show the flag, and the way it must be positioned when displayed. They too realized the right placement of the flag at a veteran’s funeral and the way a flag is correctly retired.
Share how your American Legion put up is educating youth concerning the flag at legiontown.org below the class Rally Around the Flag.