Thursday, August 17, 2017
Blooming Prairie High School received a donation of 40 flags from the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club and its membership at the BPHS on Thursday morning. From left to right are Blooming Prairie High School Principal John Worke, Gary Thorson, Tom Walters and Doug Johnson. They are holding one of the flags that will soon be displayed in BPHS classrooms.

Servicemen’s Club presents flags to Blooming Prairie High School

Blooming Prairie High School is now home to 40 more flags, thanks to a generous donation from the Booming Prairie Servicemen’s Club and its membership. 

Last Thursday, Gary Thorson, Tom Walters and Doug Johnson, on behalf of the Servicemen’s Club and its members, presented 40 American flags to Blooming Prairie High School Principal John Worke. The flags will be displayed in BPHS classrooms. 

In 2008, during the school’s remodeling project, the ceilings were lowered and the old brackets used to hold up American flags no longer fit. 

Since the new flags are smaller and do not require brackets to hang, they can easily be displayed on the classroom walls. 

“The American flag banners help promote Americanism,” said Thorson. 

With this donation, the Servicemen’s Club and its members hope to promote patriotic principles. Thorson, Walters and Johnson stated that they are happy to help provide this service for the school. They also thanked Worke and the other school staff for their efforts in education. 

In turn, Worke noted that the school staff and students are very appreciative of the donation. 

Worke added that the flags will also be helpful as the school begins to say the Pledge of Allegiance on significant days, such as Veterans Day, the first day of each quarter and on other special occasions throughout the year. 

“On any special day that comes up, we are going to say it as a group over the intercom,” Worke said. 

On these days, Worke said that he hoped that one person could say the Pledge over the intercom, and that the rest of the school could join in. 

The person leading the Pledge, said Worke, could be an honored guest, such as a veteran. Worke also stated that he hoped that this opportunity would allow a multitude of different community members to participate in leading the Pledge at the high school. 

Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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