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Kids Voting at Salt River Elementary School

Members of the Bushmasters Post 114 demonstrate the folding of the United States flag at Salt River Elementary School during their Kids Vote Day Assembly.

The United States flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on August 24 now rests at Salt River Elementary School.

The flag was donated to the school earlier this year. But where should the flag be displayed at the school?

That was the question on the ballot this year for Kids Voting at SRES. Students voted in late October; the two choices on the ballot were the school’s office or the library.

The Kids Voting assembly was held on November 8 in recognition of Election Day and also Veterans Day on November 11. The morning started at the basketball court, which was decorated with U.S. flags and red, white and blue ribbons. Students listened to speakers talk about the importance of Election Day and Veterans Day.

Elementary students of SRES proudly wave their flags during Kids Vote Day.
The results of the Kids Voting were announced; the library won, 254 to 98.

While members of American Legion Post 114 Bushmasters demonstrated the proper folding of the flag, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member and Veterans Representative Pacer Reina explained the meaning behind each fold. Then the flag was placed in its case, ready to be displayed in the school library.