U.S. flag takes center court at HCA

Mar 13, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo A GLORIOUS SIGHT — Woodman of the World shared the 30-foot-by-60-foot American flag at the Blue Ridge Christian Conference basketball championship, hosted by Haywood Christian Academy.

Old Glory was displayed in a big way during the Blue Ridge Christian Conference basketball championship, hosted by Haywood Christian Academy last week. Matt Wells, local financial representative of Woodman of the World, has been sharing the 30-foot-by-60-foot American flag with local high schools for national anthem presentations.

“Our group is committed to enhancing the lives of our members and to strengthening the communities in which they live,” said Wells. “One of their methods to reach these goals is to promote and celebrate patriotism. In fact, Woodmen is one of the largest purchasers of American flags — second only to the United States government.”

The organization buys the flags, then donates them to nonprofit and community organizations. To date, more than 2 million American flags have been distributed by this organization.

The fans were moved to see such a large flag unfurl. It took a lot of HCA students to carry the flag and they were excited to do it.

“It was pretty cool once the music started playing,” said HCA freshman Trenton Fowler. “We had to hold it tight and keep it from touching the floor.”

HCA is one of three local high schools to make the presentation before the giant flag is sent back to Woodmen’s Greensboro offices.

 

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