St. Camillus And American Legion Honor Flag Day
Commander of American Legion Post 272 Richie Garvey, Mike Honan, Jim Hurley and Vincent Calimano visited St. Camillus School to celebrate Flag Day. Although Flag Day is not one of the most celebrated holidays, St. Camillus students learned that it should be.
Students from the kindergarten and second grade kicked off the assembly by singing “I’m Proud To Be an American.“ They waved handmade flags and poured their hearts into the song. Honan spoke about the different branches of the armed services and the importance of the American flag. Honan served in the United States Navy, Vincent Calimano served in the United States Army and both Garvey and Hurley served in the United States Marine Corps.
Students then watched a movie provided by the American Legion about the importance of showing respect for the American flag. Students were touched while a firefighter spoke about the symbolism the flag had for him during the terror attacks of 9/11.
After the film there was a brief discussion about what the children had just seen, and the assembly closed with the student body and American Legion members singing “God Bless America, while a group of fourth-graders folded the flag into the triangle. The students also received Army Frisbees and water bottles, Navy pencils, American flag magnets and challenge coins.