ILES Flag Etiquette

ILES Flag Etiquette
Posted on 09/09/2019
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Flag Etiquette
In advance of Patriot's Day, Indian Lake Elementary students are learning how to take care of “Old Glory.”

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary in Huntsville spoke to several grade levels about the meaning of the stars and stripes that make up the American flag and flag etiquette. 

Member Nikki Trout says it’s important that our young people understand the proper treatment of the flag, even when some people refuse to respect this symbol of our country. 

When asked about those who burn the flag, Trout explained, "Freedom means we are all free to express ourselves. Even though some have different opinions about the flag, they still have the right to have that opinion."
Trout demonstrated ways we can honor our flag including: never letting the flag touch the ground, raising it quickly and without stopping to the top of a flag pole, lighting the flag with a spotlight if you leave it flying in the dark and taking the flag down in a rainstorm if it is not made of weatherproof material. 
ILES students are also studying the lyrics and history of the National Anthem in music class this fall.