Legion presents flags at Wilson Elementary on Constitution Day

On Constitution Day, Sept. 17, members of the Anoka Edward B. Cutter American Legion Post 102 Legion, Sons of the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the American Legion Auxiliary presented flags for use in Wilson Elementary School classrooms.

The kindergarten students, along with grades one-five, gathered around the outdoor flagpole for the presentation. Wilson secretary Leigh Scarborough led the program which included the Pledge of Allegiance, recited by everyone who attended.

Anoka Post 102 members greet Wilson Elementary School students on Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Submitted photo

Anoka Post 102 members greet Wilson Elementary School students on Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Submitted photo

Each kindergarten student received a small four by six flag to have as they learn to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

On Sept. 17, 1787 delegates from 12 states signed the document that established a new form of government for the nation. That document – the Constitution – has become one of the most important documents in history, and has served as a model for nearly every country that has adopted a constitutional form of government.

During Constitution Week, federally-funded schools are required to provide lessons on the U.S. Constitution.

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