Learn about the American flag: its history, significance, meaning, proper display, and treatment with a homeschool grandpa. He will use the American Legion interactive DVD, which will be available for check out afterward.
This can be a great lift-off point for fifth graders who want to enter the Legion’s essay contest (personal interpretation of what the United States flag represents to the student). Our homeschool grandpa writes:
“Our American Legion Post has set a reward for First Place of $50 and a Second Place of $25. Everyone who submits an essay will get a certificate. The State of Iowa winners will receive First Place $2,000; Second Place $1,500; and Third Place $1.000.”
Iowa is the only state where the American Legions offers this Essay contest.