Honoring America’s Flag

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Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School students and faculty members gathered for two assemblies on June 14, to honor Flag Day. The ceremonies unfolded in the school’s cafetorium, where classes dressed in patriotic fashion.

Local veterans from the American Legion were invited to the event and sat front row as the celebration took place. Boy Scouts opened the ceremony by leading the flag down to the stage followed by Principal Marguerite Greene and students waving American Flags. Together, they all recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  

Several fifth-graders approached the podium and read either a poem or essay on what the American flag means to them. Ms. Greene shared her favorite patriotic poem with the audience and the students sang a number of America-related songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “This Land is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful.”

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the classes walked past the veterans, shaking each of their hands as they exited to thank them for their service and the sacrifices that they made for the country.