Flag Day at Dr. King School
Flag day was celebrated at Dr. King School. The children at King gained greater respect for the American Flag as they pledged outside their school on Thursday.
Flag Day occurs on June 14th every year, but it is not an official federal holiday. This holiday was originally the celebration of the adoption of United States Flag. Flag Day honors the American Flag and all its traditions. Historically, the story that Betsy Ross created the first flag has been passed down through the generations. However, it is actually believed that a United States Congressman named Francis Hopkinson created the first flag. The nickname for the American Flag is the “Stars and Stripes.”
There are many customs and traditions surrounding the American Flag. Flag Day is a day set aside to teach and remember the history and these customs and traditions.
Students demonstrated how to fold a flag. Chief of Police, Frank Fowler visited our celebration and told the students what each of the 13 folds of the flag means to the United States. The students sang patriotic medleys and marched back to class with a new understanding of our American Flag.