Students learn flag folding techniques in time for Veterans Day

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St. Paul’s School students learned how to respect and fold the flag on Thursday when members of the American Legion came by.   Photo by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph
St. Paul’s School students learned how to respect and fold the flag on Thursday when members of the American Legion came by. Photo by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph

copyright the Chronicle November 11, 2015

by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph

BARTON — Many eager hands shot into the air when American Legion State Commander Frederick E. LaTour of Barton asked for flag-folding volunteers at St. Paul’s School on Thursday.

St. Paul’s students learned how to properly care for and respect the American flag when members of the American Legion, equipped with flags and a documentary, came to the school and showed the kids how to properly fold a flag.

“It’s important for them to learn how to respect the flags, how to respect the veterans,” said Angie Poginy, who organized the activity.

They kicked off the session with a viewing of the film For Which It Stands about a boy who writes a paper about the flag, and how he came to understand and respect it more.

It starts with an argument between him and his brother, a war veteran and firefighter, who steals his baseball cap when the boy refuses… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:

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