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Gladbrook Auxiliary & Jr. Auxiliary host Flag Day at Westbrook Acres

June 21, 2013
Northern-Sun Print
The Gladbrook American Legion Auxiliary & Jr. Auxiliary hosted a Flag Day Program at Westbrook Acres on Wed., June 12th. The service was open to the public. Lisa Reinhard, Auxiliary Americanism Chairman, coordinated the service. Several patriotic song were sung during the program. The colors were advanced by Juniors Kendra and Kayla Vavroch, with Sidney Vavroch leading the “Pledge of Allegiance”. Lisa began by telling a little bit of history about Boston and the evolution of the American flag to its present state today with 50 stars and 13 stripes. . It has survived over 200 years and two World Wars. The flag has evolved physically and symbolically in times of crisis and achievements. Unlike other countries, America only has two national symbols, the bald eagle and the American flag. While the bald eagle is internationally recognized, the American flag is a symbol known worldwide. The flag has been the inspiration for holidays, songs, poems, books, artwork and more. The flag is so important that its history tells the story of America itself. Jrs. Greenlee Smock and Sidney Vavroch presented a new American flag to Administrator Teri Osborn, to hang on the outside flag pole. The program ended by singing “This Is My Country” and the “Star Spangled Banner” The colors were retired by Kendra and Kayla. The Juniors and Unit members Jolene Denbow, Jodi Betts, and Claire Reinhard served patriotic cupcakes and homemade ice cream to the residence and guests.

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Jr. Auxiliary members Greenlee Smock (L) and Sydney Vavroch (Center), presented Teri Osborn, Westbrook Administrator, with a new American flag.



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