Teaching about the flag

January 8, 2014

This letter is in response to Paul Lagojda’s letter concerning the teaching of flag etiquette that appeared in the Dec. 29 edition of the Observer-Reporter.

The Mon Valley Shipmates flag team continues to travel to schools in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties, teaching fifth-grade students how to properly display the American flag, to show respect, to properly fold the flag, what each fold means and a brief history of the flag. So far this school year, we have gone to 26 schools, with eight more on our schedule.

Any elementary school principal or fifth-grade teacher may call me if they would like to have the program presented at their school. It is about a 45-minute program and there is no charge.

Marshall Lignian


Teaching about the flag


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