Since October 2013, the Military Officers Association — with help from local Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, Sons of the American Revolution, the Vietnam Brotherhood and American Legion posts — has introduced into 10 Sarasota County public elementary schools a 10-lesson course on the flag for fourth- and fifth-graders.
Tom Piazze, first vice president of the Military Officers Association of Sarasota, says the course has received enthusiastic response from students and teachers alike and is optimistic it will spread to all of the county’s 27 public elementary schools.
We need efforts like this for our youth. They need to be taught and reminded again and again the values and symbols that made America a role model for the world.
They need to know how and why we wave the flag — not just on Flag Day (this Saturday, June 14), but every day.
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