The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Students pen essays on why they honor the American flag


Last updated 2/1/2019 at 11:38am

Journal photo by Brandon Cline

Fifth grader Caden Bates reads his first place-winning essay on why he honors the American flag at an awards presentation hosted by Dennis Greenwalt (right) and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1146 at the American Legion hall on Dec. 16.

Veterans, students, families and community members gathered inside the American Legion on late Sunday afternoon to recognize essays written by students from third through eighth grade on why they honor the American flag.

Put on by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1146, the awards program highlighted the three top-placing students in each grade for the quality of their essays. Each of the students who finished in first place in their respective grade read their essays to the packed crowd, and each of the top three finishers in each grade were awarded a gift bag.

Seventeen students in all pa...

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