Because They're Young

Frank Richardson - 10/23/2016

VFW Calabash Post #7288's Flag Education Team is always happy to speak before elementary school students about the American Flag.  It's at that young age that lessons learned are seldom forgotten and the flag education sessions always reveal that the students, usually 5th graders, hunger for information about Old Glory, its history and how the flag should properly be handled and respected.  On October 20th the team of Post members headed for Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School and explained flag etiquette to four classes of young Americans curious about the flag and about the veterans' military experiences. 
Old Glory in all its glory!  VFW Calabash Post #7288 Commander Rick Arvonio, at left, explains how to properly fold the flag and what each fold means.  Before the folding the flag is held aloft for all the students to appreciate.  Holding the flag are Jack Goin, on the left, and Rich Murray while the rest of the Flag Education Team wait to properly fold the flag.
 The VFW Calabash Post #7288 Flag Education Team is always happy when the elementary school students show their curiosity about the American Flag and ask pertinent questions.
There will be other flag education classes in Brunswick County elementary schools during the school year and they are always rewarding for the VFW Calabash Post #7288 Flag Education Team and the students as well.

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