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Honoring those who served

 

November 13, 2016

Helen Barrett

THE IMPORTANCE OF FLAGS – Milford White, veteran and current chaplain at BJCC, speaks to students and guests about the history and importance of flags.

The Goldbug Tradition of Excellence continued at the 2016 Alva Middle School's Veterans Day Assembly Friday morning in the school gymnasium, hosted by the student council.

A video of a university basketball coach explaining "Why You Stand for the Anthem" preceded the introduction of guest speaker Milford White.

The History, Meaning of Flags

"For thousands of years throughout the world's history, there have been flags," White said in opening his speech.

He referred to the Jewish Star of David, which dates to the beginning of religion. White said early Egyptian troops tied strips of fabric t...



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