BROCTON - Who designed the original flag of the United States of America? What are some of the other names used for the American flag? Why is it so important that the American flag never touch the ground? What is the proper way to dispose of an American flag?
All of these questions and many more were answered for Girl Scouts of Western New York Troop 20025 during a special flag education presentation from members of the Brocton American Legion Post 434 and Dunkirk American Legion Post 62 at a recent Girl Scout Troop meeting. The Girl Scouts enjoyed learning about "Old Glory" from the veterans, John Miga, Stan Kawski and Craig Sutton.
The National Anthem was also discussed and the Girl Scouts learned the importance of showing the utmost respect for the American flag and for the National Anthem. At the end of the presentation, the veterans proudly presented each Girl Scout with their very own American flag.
Pictured, from left, back row: John Miga, Justine Carpenter, Stan Kawski and Craig Sutton. Third row: Makayla Brisley, Grace Sunday, Grace Seavy, Tess Corell, Sam Haertel, Mackenzie Cunningham and Sophie Devlin. Second row: Dominic Seavy, Kayleigh Fitch and Brelynn Tresler. Front row: Hailey Furman, Olivia Logsdon, Haleigh Ehmke, Sarah Rylowicz, Alexa Logsdon and Bianca Walker.
The American flag stands as a symbol of freedom and justice through difficult times of war and also at times of peace.Remember as the American flag passes by in the parade, show respect and salute the stars and stripes, think about the rich history, and the beliefs and values held as a citizen of the United States of America, the land of the free.