Planting a Field of Honor
Division Avenue and MacArthur high school students, as well as Gardiners Avenue fourth-graders, collaborated in the planting of American flags to prepare the district's second annual Field of Honor. The Field of Honor ceremony, which recognized veterans for their service and sacrifice in defense of the country, took place at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School on May 20.
For the past several months, members of the community purchased flags on the district's website from the Colonial Flag Company based in Utah. The proceeds from the flag purchases were then donated to the Hope for the Warriors organization.
The students worked for several hours securing the flags to poles and then driving the flags into the ground. Social studies director and event organizer Steve Costello said the students worked hard to provide this service to the community. "It was wonderful to see students who were willing to take the time out of their day for such an important event," Mr. Costello said.