HCA dedicates flag, honors veterans
While the Stars and Stripes are a common sight around homes and public buildings throughout the country, the flag takes on a special significance on Veterans Day, when the nation honors those who have fought and continue to fight for the United States of America.
With that date in mind, Haywood Christian Academy honored both the flag and local veterans during a flagpole and flag dedication ceremony on Monday. The school’s new flagpole was donated by the Woodmen of the World, Lodge 226 of Waynesville, and the flag being dedicated was flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Students, teachers, parents and numerous veterans were present to witness the raising of the flag by the North Carolina National Guard. The event began and ended with a prayer, and as the flag flew over the school ...