Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dunwoody Elementary is in need of U.S. Flags for the daily Pledge of Allegiance



Every day students all across this country start their day with a common morning ritual; they stand up, face the flag, put their hands over their hearts, and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. There's just one glitch to this tradition at Dunwoody Elementary. There are no American Flags in the classrooms!  This brand-new, state of the art facility was not equipped with any flags.  As a result, students recite the pledge while facing an internet picture, a small desktop flag, or a blank wall (where the "pretend" the flag is hanging).

In conjunction with Veteran's Day, the Dunwoody PTO kicked off its campaign to supply an American Flag for each of the 60 classrooms at Dunwoody Elementary.  The students created a variety of writings including poems, essays, letters, and even a cheer.  The writings will be forwarded to various veterans and civic organizations asking them to make contributions to help pay for the flags. 

If you would like to make a contribution, please send a check to the address below payable to DES PTO (enclose a note indicating that your donation is for the "flag campaign").

Dunwoody Elementary PTO
1923 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

For more information on the flag campaign, please contact David Kopel at 770-551-0971.

1 comment:

Rick Callihan said...

At first I found it incredible that a new $20 million dollar school has no classroom flags. After thinking about it, perhaps these things were left out on purpose.
I'd like to know what the school principal bought before buying flags - or maybe I don't want to know.