What does the flag mean to you?
H-M-S 5th graders pen essays about America's banner
January 28, 2021
Fifth graders at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School recently completed a unit about the American flag and wrote essays for the American Legion Flag Essay Contest as a culminating activity. Winners included: Addily Benz, first place; Ellie Pals, second place; and Lexi Schmillen, third place.
Addily Benz, 1st place
The flag means freedom to me. My great grandpa (Robert Benz) served in the Navy at the end of WWII. My papa (grandpa Tracy Fortune) also served in the Navy. I called him and asked him some questions and here are his responses.
"What was serving in t...