Celebrating the Stars and Stripes

Students of Sylvan Avenue Elementary School in the Bayport-Blue Point School District gathered in the plaza of the school donning red, white and blue during the school’s Flag Day celebration. Every member of the staff and student body waved small American flags as the American Veterans of Patchogue Post 111 paraded through the courtyard and led the flag raising ceremony.
Following the ceremony, winners of the “What the Flag Means to Me” student essay and poster contests were announced and awarded, and the orchestra, directed by Jim Cesare, played “America the Beautiful.” A group composed of fifth-grade Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts also performed an informational and entertaining skit, entitled, "Recipe of an American Flag."