A Chance To Be a Part of History

On Wednesday, April 17th, the 4th graders traveled to Lincoln for their field trip. They explored Morrill Hall, ran out onto Memorial Field, and toured the capitol. As the 4th graders were leaving the capitol, they were asked to be a part of history. On the lawn of the capitol was a very large flag being held by veterans, EMTs, firefighters and police officers. The 4th graders were asked to help hold the flag. This flag had been flown over the Pentagon, in Shanksville, PA, and several other historic sites. The flag is making its way around the United States before it heads overseas. The final destination of the flag is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It will flown in Normandy, France to commemorate the liberation of western Europe during WWII. The veterans thanked the 4th graders for being a part of the ceremony and encouraged them to show their patriotism each day.