Flag Day Celebration

Flag Day Celebration at WRS!
Posted on 06/15/2017
Woods Road School celebrated Flag Day on June 14th at our Annual Flag Day Assembly. Ms. Marybeth Miele emceed the organized event starting with the flag raising outside the school attended by the entire school as well as visiting parents and friends. Our Woods Road's own Pack #189 with Den's 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 saluted as Mr. Jimmy (our custodian) helped raised the flag. Ms Howe hosted our event in style with her glittering red, white and blue hat!
After our pledge, we all marched into the assembly which included a slide show with fun facts on our flag. Each grade level performed a special song or dance. This included the 1st grade comb band, Pre-K's fun dance to a song about the flag, 2nd grades' 50 Nifty States song, and lots more singing and dancing by the other grade levels. Ms. Howe recited a patriotic poem as well. We learned a lot of facts like:
  • Flag Day is not an official federal holiday but is celebrated every year on June 14th in parades and festivals to honor the American Flag. President Woodrow Wilson set June 14 as Flag Day in 1916, but it was never passed as a holiday by Congress.

  • The thirteen stripes on the flag represent the thirteen original colonies and the colors of the stripes, red and white, stand for the courage and purity of our nation. The stars stand for the fifty separate but united States of our nation.

and

  • There are specific rules for the display of the flag, including:

  • The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset. If the flag is displayed at night it should be illuminated.
  • Never allow the flag to touch the ground or the floor.
  • When displayed on a wall or window the blue field should be in the upper left corner.
  • The flag should be raised quickly and lowered ceremoniously.

Enjoy these photos!
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