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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.

 

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