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Flag Etiquette at Adams Elementary School

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Great Lakes Bay Veterans Coalition (GLBVC) teaches flag etiquette to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in local schools in the following school systems:

  • Bay City School District
  • Bullock Creek School District
  • Freeland Community School District
  • Meridian Public School District
  • Midland Public School District

Our class will teach students the following.

  • The Pledge of Allegiance
  • History of the Flag
  • The American Flag and Michigan
  • Respect for the Flag

Art Contest

In addition to the class, the GLBVC, in partnership with IFF and Pizza Sam’s, hosts an art contest. All students in the classes we teach are eligible to participate. We will choose one drawing from each session to receive a gift certificate to Pizza Sam’s

Our Requirements

We need the following:

  • Overhead projector
  • Computer for our memory stick, (we will bring our own computer, but it works easier if you have one already connected).
  • Space for the students to practice folding the flag.

Important Dates

  • August 15, 2023 – emails are sent out to schools.
  • October 01, 2023 – schools respond with their choices.

We would like to have all the dates confirmed as soon as possible so that we can set up the schedule for our volunteers.

Class Dates

We host classes once per month on the third Friday during the school year. Tentative dates are listed below.

  • October 20, 2023
  • November 17, 2023
  • December 15, 2023
  • January 19, 2024
  • February 16, 2024
  • March 15, 2024
  • April 19, 2024
  • May 17, 2024


Each class takes about 45 minutes, and we will teach three sessions max. Our group will arrive at 8:40 AM and set up and would like to have classes starting at:

  • 9:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM

Once the presentation is complete, we ask that the teachers assist in dividing the students up into groups of six for the hands-on session.

Volunteer Opportunities

We try to host each class with a minimum of six, but we can use as many as ten volunteers. We would encourage anyone from the following groups to join us:

  • Veterans
  • National Guard and Reserve
  • EMS
  • Fire Fighters
  • Law Enforcement

Sponsorship Opportunities

Program Sponsor – $250

  • Program sponsors will have their logo at the beginning and end of the presentation and on the contest form the students submit.

Schools that have participated in the past

  • Adams Elementary School
  • Auburn Elementary School
  • Carpenter School
  • Chestnut Hill Elementary School
  • Coleman Elementary School
  • Floyd Elementary School
  • McAlear-Sawden Elementary School
  • Pine River Elementary School
  • Plymouth Elementary School
  • Siebert Elementary School
  • St. John’s Lutheran School
  • Woodcrest Elementary School

Organizations that have participated in the past

  • IFF
  • Pizza Sam’s


October 20
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Brad Blanchard
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Adams Elementary School
1005 Adams Dr.
Midland, MI 48642 United States
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