VFW holds program for first graders

Published 11:29 am Tuesday, June 21, 2011

VFW Post 10349 Mill Spring Quartermaster Johnny Taylor and Junior Vice Commander Bevin Corbin give two first-grade students from Polk Central Elementary School a demonstration of how to fold the American flag. (photo submitted)

On Friday, May 13, VFW Post 10349 Mill Spring and the ladies auxiliary gave a program on Americanism to Polk Central Elementary School first graders.

One student helped in the pledge of allegiance and two students helped junior vice commander Bevin Corbin and quartermaster Johnny Taylor fold the flag. While they folded the flag, auxiliary president Geraldine Taylor explained the meaning of each fold.

Beth Corbin, Bevin Corbin and Taylor also gave a presentation on what the colors in the flag mean, how the pledge of allegiance came into being, the evolution of the flag and the proper way to dispose of a flag when it is torn or dirty.

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There was also a question and answer period. The students were each given a certificate and a parade flag. A coloring contest was also held and the winning student was given a $5 gift certificate.

– article submitted by Johnny Taylor