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What does the flag mean to you?

H-M-S 5th graders pen essays about Old Glory

 

May 26, 2022

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

The Top 3 essays were written by, from left to right: Viviana Delacruz, first place; Caleb Tripp, second place; and Reed Baker, third place. They each received a certificate and a small cash award. Also pictured are Legion Commanders Paul Heitritter, Melvin; Roy Wohlert, Hartley; and Fred Anema, Sanborn; and fifth and sixth grade language arts teacher Angie Mayer.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn fifth grade students wrote essays about the meaning of the United States flag as part of the American Legion Flag Essay Contest. The Top 3 essays were written by Viviana Delacruz, first place; Caleb Tripp, second place; and Reed Baker, third place. They each received a certificate and a small cash award.

Flag Essay

Viviana Delacruz

Is the flag really that important? Yes, the flag is really important to America, but have you ever asked yourself why it is important? To me, the flag means freedom and justice, but that is not all it is. The flag also represents America....



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