Students across Lynwood Avenue Elementary School recently gathered in celebration of Flag Day during a patriotic remembrance ceremony honoring the American flag and all that it represents.
Dressed in red, white and blue and waving flags, students across grade levels stood together around the building flagpole as three service members performed a commemorative flag folding ceremony. As the 13 precise folds were executed, Building Principal Dr. Danielle DeLorenzo read aloud what each fold represents. After the folding of the flag was complete, the three service members raised the flag, before all in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance in unison.
As part of the ceremony, four students read their winning essays to an audience of family, friends and their peers about what the American flag means to them. Concluding the ceremony, students sang several patriotic songs, including the national anthem and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”