"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
John F. Kennedy
The flag of the United States – also known as “Old Glory” – represents everything that is good about this country. It represents Freedom. It represents Courage. It represents Hope.
Red represents Hardiness and Valor.
White represents Purity and Innocence.
Blue represents Vigilance.
Countless men and women have served under her colors. Countless men and women have died defending the United States Flag.
The F.L.A.G. Program was created to instill pride and respect among students towards the United States Flag.
Ronald Reagan, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989, once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” We must teach each generation of children both the value and the price of freedom. We must instill in them a patriotic spirit, and a proper respect for our country, our flag, and the sacrifices that have been made by men and women throughout this country’s history in order to protect our freedom.
Who We Are
The F.L.A.G. Program was created to instill pride and respect among students towards the United States and State Flag. Students will be held accountable for the proper Flying, Lowering, And Gathering of the United States and State Flag during the school year.
Students who participate in this program will be recognized with a Citizenship Award presented by the sponsors of the F.L.A.G. Program. This will be the model for all school districts to duplicate and emulate.
How it works
The F.L.A.G. Program is implemented in participating schools with the creation of a F.L.A.G. Club on each campus. Here is a brief outline of how F.L.A.G. Clubs work.
The F.L.A.G. Club Sponsor (a teacher or school faculty member) is responsible for the organization and implementation of the F.L.A.G. Club on each campus.
The F.L.A.G. Club Sponsor will receive support from a local F.L.A.G. Club Community Volunteer, as well as from The F.L.A.G. Program (the parent organization for F.L.A.G. Clubs).
The Community Volunteer will serve as a liaison between the Sponsor and The F.L.A.G. Program, and will assist the Sponsor in:
providing one or more trainers to teach students the proper techniques for raising, lowering, and folding the flag;
obtaining necessary handbooks, support materials, and practice flags; and
scheduling and planning an end-of-year Awards Ceremony to recognize the students’ achievements.
The Sponsor will recruit students to participate in the F.L.A.G. Club.
The F.L.A.G. Club Trainer will train students in proper flag techniques and flag etiquette.
Students will be scheduled on a rotation basis to raise and lower the flags each school day.
F.L.A.G. Club meetings will be held on a regular basis (ideally once a month).
An Awards Ceremony will be held at the end of the school year to award students for their F.L.A.G. Club achievements.