Birdsboro Elementary Center students wave American colors for Flag Day

News photos by Emily Thiel Flag Day celebrations at Birdsboro Elementary Center June 4, 2014.
News photos by Emily Thiel Flag Day celebrations at Birdsboro Elementary Center June 4, 2014.

In celebration of Flag Day, students at the Birdsboro Elementary Center hosted an assembly for their family, friends and neighbors. The gymnasium at the school was colored in red, white and blue decorations with the attendance donning their best Flag Day themed attire.

The students sang patriotic songs like “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “America, the Beautiful,” “This Land is Your Land,” “50 Nifty United States,” and “I’m Proud to Be An American.”

Flag bearers Ethan Rissmiller and Joseph Hunt led the procession, with students Kendall Smathers and Brett Hartzell leading the recessional as flag bearers. Information on the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, meaning of the Flag’s stripes and colors, History of Flag Day, origin of “I’m Proud to Be An American,” facts on the United States and interesting Flag facts were presented by student readers Kayla Kulp, Merrick Plaisance, Brett Hartzell, Antonio Rulli, Courtney McGrew, Colin Wagnew, Melissa Stockmal, Jacob Elognitis, Selena Miller and Classic Callada.

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Emily Thiel is the editor of The Southern Berks News and is the Community Engagement Editor for Berks-Mont Newspapers. Emily joined Berks-Mont in March 2013. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2011 with a degree in English with a concentration in Cultural and Media Studies. Emily is a native of Allentown, Pa. Reach the author at ethiel@berksmontnews.com or follow Emily on Twitter: @sthrnberksnews.