Westside Elementary School’s American Flag Contest Winners


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Westside Elementary; Teacher Ms. Nikki Hesson, Lilly Crooke, first place and overall county winner; ; second place, Jacob Willis; third place, Londyn Presley, Teacher Mrs. Horton, and Westside Prinicpal Angela Marshall.


A Tribute to Old Glory

By Lilly Crooke

The flag is a symbol that is used to represent different groups of people. Traditionally, a flag is made of cloth. The first American Flag was sewed by Betsy Ross, in 1776. The first American Flag only had 13 stars which represented the 13 colonies.

Today, our flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes. The stars represent each state, and the stripes represent the original colonies. Our flag has three colors: Red, White, and Blue. Each color has a meaning. The color red stands for hardiness and valor. White represents purity and innocence. Lastly, blue means vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

The American Flag stands for me and you. It represents what America stands for. I am very honored to have the American Flag represent me and my country, the land of the free and the home of the brave!

America the Beautiful

A Tribute to ‘Old Glory”

By Jacob Willis

I love the American flag. It has stars and stripes. It should be put up first and brought down last. It should also be folded in a certain way. It should always be treated with respect.

The American flag has 50 stars that stand for each state. There are 13 total stripes, 7 red and 6 white. The 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies. Red stands for hardiness and valour. White stands for innocene and purity, and blue stands for perseverance and justice.

When there are tons of flags, the American flag should be put up first and brought down last. When in parades or other events, it should be the first flag seen. It should also be raised higher than other flags.

It is also supposed to be folded a certain way. People in the army wore hats like the folded flag. The flag is folded to show respect to all the people that fought in the army. It is the only flag that is folded this way.

The American flag is so important. It should always be respected and honored. It means freedom and righteousness. I love the American flag.

Our Nation’s Flag

By Londyn Presley

Do you know what America’s Flag stands for? The flag of the United States is very important. It stands for many reasons. There is so much to learn. I think you would like learning about the flag.

There are a lot of things to learn but, first the number of stripes and stars. To start off there are a total of fifty stars. There is also a total of thirteen stripes. The original design was thirteen stars to represent the 13 colonies.

Since the flag had thirteen stars to represent the thirteen colonies. Like in 1791 two stars and stripes were added. The new total was fifteen stars and stripes. It is now called the “Betsy Ross Flag.” The flag is 30 x 42 ft. and is now on display at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

In 1818 Congress decided to set some rules about the flag. When the Congress made rules about the flag they where to be certain of the amount of stars and stripes on the flag. The rules are the stripes should stay thirteen no matter what. The stars should always match the number of states.

Our flag is a symbol of freedom and liberty. America’s Flag is one of the items that is very important. America’s Flag might not even madder to some people. It madders to me in a different way. The reason is because it will always show liberty and freedom for eternal life.

Westside Elementary; Teacher Ms. Nikki Hesson, Lilly Crooke, first place and overall county winner; ; second place, Jacob Willis; third place, Londyn Presley, Teacher Mrs. Horton, and Westside Prinicpal Angela Marshall.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_20161116_100651.jpgWestside Elementary; Teacher Ms. Nikki Hesson, Lilly Crooke, first place and overall county winner; ; second place, Jacob Willis; third place, Londyn Presley, Teacher Mrs. Horton, and Westside Prinicpal Angela Marshall.

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