Legion donates flags to Farwell classrooms
By Pat Maurer
Thanks to the generosity of the American Legion Post 558 of Clare and Farwell, all 93 classrooms in the Farwell School buildings have a new American Flag for their daily Pledge of Allegiance.
American Legion member Vince Stark is credited with the idea, and he and Commander Bill Zastrow and Finance Officer Dan Hilyard were on hand Tuesday to present the flags.
“The idea came from a Morning Sun article after the State mandate that all classrooms must have flags and students must say the pledge each morning,” Vince said. “So we purchased 93 flag sets which include a flag with a wall bracket, one for each classroom.
Superintendent Carl Seiter said, “The support our district receives from all of our veterans groups, especially the American Legion Post 558, is absolutely wonderful. The new law mandates that schools provide an opportunity to say the pledge each day. As part of our program, our students are taught to understand what it means to be patriotic and what sacrifices our armed service members, both active and veterans, make or have made to keep this country free. I think the donation received today, exemplifies the importance our community places on being respectful of our country and what it stands for.”