Parkway Elementary Salutes the Flag

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Students at Parkway Elementary School in the East Meadow School District gathered on the morning of June 14 to honor Flag Day with a community-wide ceremony.

The fifth-grade band welcomed guests with a lineup of patriotic songs, including “America the Beautiful” and “This Land Is Your Land.” Fourth-graders acted as the color guard, carrying an American flag that was raised on the flagpole. 

In her opening remarks, Principal Jamie Mack discussed the importance of the American flag and the meaning behind its design, and selected fifth-graders displayed their illustrations of what the flag means to them. The class then joined in chorus to sing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” while those in attendance sang along. 

Among the attendees were parents, veterans and community residents, many of whom dressed in red, white and blue to show their support.