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Flag Etiquette

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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V.F.W. Post No. 1127 members (from left) Russell Barnett, Bob Bigley and Wayne Parkins show Brianna Carter, 12, how to correctly fold the American Flag during Girl Scout Camp Thursday. The camp took place at the Indiana State University Field Campus. Brianna is the daughter of Brian and Pam Carter, Brazil.
* V.F.W. offers flag lesson to girl scouts

Girls from Clay and Vigo counties took part in Girl Scout Camp this week at the Indiana State University Field Campus.

On Thursday, they learned correct American Flag etiquette from members of V.F.W. Post No. 1127.

Post Commander Bob Bigley explained how three members conduct a fold in addition to the meaning of each fold for the American Flag.

Bigley also read a poem describing the meaning of the American Flag. The poem had no author attached to it.

"This is your flag," Bigley told the girls. "It belongs to everyone. We are the flag. The flag is a symbol of what we stand for: Freedom. We are freedom."

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Eight-year-old Clara Thompson listens as V.F.W. Post No. 1127 Commander Bob Bigley explains the meaning of the American Flag Thursday at Girl Scout Camp, which took place at the Indiana State University Field Campus. Clara is the daughter of Mark and Stacy Thompson, Brazil.
Approximately 40 Girl Scouts were in attendance Thursday.

The girls also had the opportunity to learn how to fold the American Flag as V.F.W. representatives brought three flags to use.

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Girl Scouts from Clay and Vigo counties gathered this week at the Indiana State University Field Campus for Girl Scout Camp. On Thursday, in honor of 100 years of Girl Scouts, the girls conducted a balloon launch.
The event took place Thursday in honor of Flag Day.

Following the lesson on the American Flag, each girl was given a balloon for a launch in honor of 100 years of Girl Scouts.

Each balloon was signed with a Girl Scout Council address and a name of a member, with the hope the council would receive the balloons in the future to see how far they traveled.

The girls were expected to spend the night at the facility Thursday. Camp ended Friday.



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