Local NSDAR presents flags to Linwood
Special to The Herald
On Citizenship Day, Sept. 17, the fifth and sixth grade social studies classes of Linwood School under the direction of Mrs. Susan Greer, began the week long observance of Consitution Week, Sept. 17-23, with an assembly program.
To the music, “Coming to America,” students dressed as citizens from all walks of life entered the gym through an arch of American flags being waved. The music and the energy of these young people was as electrifying as the program theme was touching.
Guest speaker Edd Peyton, a graduate of Yazoo City High School and the Naval Academy, was then introduced. Peyton told those students present that the Consitution defines what it means to be an American and sets the framework for our government. He reminded the students of the sacrifices made to secure the freedoms they have today and pointed out that the U.S. soldiers put their lives on the line everyday for our Constitution. Peyton concluded by saying the Constitution is a great document – it gives you benefits but also gives you burdens and responsibilities. He urged students to focus and take their education seriously stating that each grade is a building block to the next grade.
Yazoo Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Regent JoAnne Collins then had the honor to present two flags to Linwood School. She first presented the Mississippi flag which was procured in cooperation with State Rep. Bryant Clark’s office. It was flown over the State Capital in Jackson on Aug. 9 in honor of Linwood School.
A certificate containing this information was included with the flag.
The second flag Collins presented was a 5x8 American flag which was procured in cooperation with U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s office. It was flown over the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C. in honor of Linwood School. A certificate containing this information was included with the flag. Gladys Ward, Yazoo Chapter flag chairman, deserves a big thank you for contacting both Rep. Clark and Sen. Wicker to see that these flags were purchased and flown over the Capital buildings.
Collins closed her comments by noting how fitting it was to be presenting these flags on the 223rd anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.
Shaffer, principal of Linwood, received the flags for the school and thanked the Yazoo Chapter NSDAR, Regent Collins and Flag Chairman Ward.
Gregg Moseley, school board member, was also a special guest for the program.