Enon Elementary School principal Jennifer Hinson asked fifth graders who were interested in being part of the flag corp to write an essay on the importance and their respect of the American flag. The flag corp would be responsible for raising and lowering the flag each day at their school.
Once essays were turned in and students were selected, Hinson also saw the importance of knowing how to fold the flag. Last Wednesday, soldiers from Fort Lee conducted a class for the 11 students selected for the flag corp. The soldiers demonstrated first hand on how to fold the flag and then allow the students to practice on their own. Their morning and afternoon assignments began last Friday.
This school year, soldiers from Fort Lee have partnered with schools in Chesterfield County. “The adopt-a-school program is all volunteer,” said Capt. Avag Petrosyan, overseeing his Battalion, Delta Company 16, for their first assignment at Enon. “There are different companies assigned to different schools. We [at Fort Lee]have soldiers from all over the country, the world and it is a great way to give back to the community, to be a part of the community, and to have fun.”
Members of the Enon Elementary School Flag Corp are Carly Elliott, Ryleigh Ingraham, Landon Rocker, Afton Outlaw, Avery Varnado, Elise Davis, Megan Gao, Levi Jame, Lorelei Wall, Isabella Chisholm, and Jayden Robbins.