The first school to participate this year in flag etiquette lessons presented by the Judge David Campbell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was Soddy Daisy Elementary. Eighty-seven first graders received a U.S. flag which they will carry on Nov. 7 in the Soddy Daisy parade, scheduled to remind citizens to get out and vote.
They also spent time learning about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and the meaning of important words in the pledge. They heard a story about the American flag and learned about the beginning of the nation. They also received a coloring page of the American flag.
For many children, this was the first time they received a flag. They also took away the knowledge of how to respect the flag, including removal of hats by young men as the flag passes in a parade, how to care for the flag and what to do if the flag should become dirty. During the presentation, students enjoyed marching with their flags and standing at attention as the flag passed.
Each year local DAR chapters visit various elementary schools at the invitation of the principal and teachers to present the flag etiquette lesson. For more information about the DAR and/or flag etiquette lesson, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.