The presentations address the Constitution of the United States, history of the American flag, changes to the American flags and American flag etiquette. Students have an opportunity to see and learn about the Betsy Ross flag, the Star Spangled Banner flag, the 34 star American flag (Old Glory) that flew during the Civil War, the 48 star Liberty Flag that flew from 1912 until 1959 and our current 50 star flag that was designed by a 17 year old high school student, Robert Heft.
The Exchange Club of Rome has recently served 19 schools, 71 classroom teachers and 1,500 students promoting patriotism and pride in America.
“The 47 volunteers, that included three members of the Marine Corps League, served their community and their nation with dedicated service to our youth, which are the hope of tomorrow,” said Giles Chapman, Americanism Committee chairman for the Exchange Club.
The Exchange Club of Rome meets every Friday at noon at the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
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