Marion County students mark Constitution Day

Register-Herald photo by Chelsi Baker Students at White Hall Elementary School say the Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday after an American flag that was flown in Afghanistan was raised outside the school in honor of Constitution Day.
Times West Virginian photo by Chelsi Baker
Students at White Hall Elementary School say the Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday after an American flag that was flown in Afghanistan was raised outside the school in honor of Constitution Day.

WHITE HALL, W.Va. — As they raised the flag at White Hall Elementary School on Wednesday morning, students put their hands over their hearts.

David Wolford, national guard officer with the 151st Military Police Battalion and father of a second-grader at White Hall, helped raise a flag that previously flew out of an air base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in honor of Constitution Day.

Constitution Day holds a valuable lesson for students, especially at the elementary age, he said.

“It forms a great basis, a foundation, that just not only leads them to an understanding of what the Constitution stands for, but it’s a base for how to live a good life,” said Wolford. “It gives them an understanding of what the rules are, that it’s important to be part of a team, to be faithful, to be honest. We’re part of the greatest country in the world…

 

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