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The Daily Flag News—September 19, 2007

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Monday, September 17th, was Constitution Day as reported in The Daily Flag. With the passing of a law in 2004, U.S. Schools are to present programs about the Constitution on that day.

These stories are recaps of some of a few schools participating in the program. I’m glad to see them teaching about this important document.

Constitution Day & Flag Etiquette – News – WTVQ 36 – Lexington, Kentucky
vfw-lexingtonky.jpgTwo hundred and twenty years ago Monday our nation’s Constitution was signed.

So in honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, students at Winburn Middle School are paying tribute to the symbol of our country.

Representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars helped teach students flag etiquette.

They also retired the school’s torn and faded flag, and raised a new one donated by the VFW.

Tulsa World : Constitution Day lets students wave the flag
tulsaworldconstitutionday.jpgMcKinley Elementary School celebrated the 220th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Monday with help from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1.

Students received a primer on the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment and a refresher course on the Pledge of Allegiance at a morning assembly.

Sara Amberg, educational services coordinator for the Tulsa World, a sponsor of the event, broke down the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition in language the students could understand and with the help of photographs to which they could relate.

Carroll County Times: Westminster, Maryland
carrolcountyconstitutionday.jpgHAMPSTEAD — North Carroll Middle School’s sixth-grade class became a human flag Monday.

The demonstration was the culmination of a series of lessons on the preamble to the Constitution, “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the Constitution that gives students the history behind Constitution Day.

Two hundred twenty years ago, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution of the United States of America.

A law establishing Sept. 17 as a holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.

Celebration Helps Defray Flag Controversy: North Carolina
hobbtonisdconstitutionday.jpgA celebration of the U.S. Legislature and Constitution held yesterday at Hobbton Middle School was significant given the flag controversy last week at neighboring Hobbton High School, Sampson County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stewart Hobbs said.

Monday’s event, organized in August and featuring U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge, came almost a week to the day after some Hobbton students were asked on Sept. 11 to change or cover T-shirts depicting the American flag.

The controversy stemmed from the school’s earlier ban on apparel featuring flags of any nation following allegations that some students were wearing foreign flags as a sign of gang affiliation. The ban garnered national attention.

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