The fourth grade class at Arnoldsburg Elementary
School is to be commended for choosing a project that benefits all of
Calhoun County. The flags they procured are flying at Grantsville, the
county seat, where it honors all Calhouners who fight for freedom in our
world. They were also taught about flag etiquette, how to display the
flag, and the history of the flag.
Another example of patriotism is being shown at
Pleasant Hill School, where even a second grader can sing “You’re a
Grand Old Flag.” I asked her how she knew all of the words. Her answer
was, “Mr. Bonar wants us all to know the song, so we can sing it when we
see the flag.”
This caused me to notice flags flying around our
county. There are several that are torn and need to be replaced. Show
respect for the symbol of our “home of the free and the brave” by
replacing it periodically with a new one. Also, remember to dispose of
the old flag by turning it over to American Legion, VFW, Scouts or
similar organization for a retirement ceremony.
You’re a Grand Old Flag
You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag,
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Every heart beats true
Neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag,
But should old acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the Grand Old Flag!
These are the words our children are singing. Join
them in showing respect for the flag . . . and thank the teachers for
instilling that respect at an early age.