GREENE — Students from Jennifer Bassett’s and Sarah Bubier’s third grade classes braved the cold on Nov. 14 to learn about the proper disposal of American flags from veterans at the Philip S. Bryant Post 111, American Legion.

Mrs. Bassett’s students raiseed and lowered the flag daily for a month at Greene Central School, and recently replaced their aging flag. Students became curious about what happens to old flags, and Mrs. Bassett saw an opportunity for a community project.

Assistant Principal Susan Pilote contacted Harris Bradeen and enlisted the help of the American Legion. Students gathered flags from family members and others in the Greene area, and members of Philip S. Bryant Post 111 explained the process of proper flag disposal.

There was a solemn ceremony where students presented flags of family members who served in the military or were killed in action. The names of those veterans were read as their flags were respectfully destroyed. The ceremony concluded with the playing of taps.

Greene Central School third grade classes learned about the proper disposal of American flags from veterans at the Philip S. Bryant Post 111, American Legion, on Nov. 14.


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