The veterans, the Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alvin DuPont, Probate Court Judge W. Hardy McCullum, Pastor Holy Spirit Parish Rev. Jerry Deasy
, Principal of Holy Spirit Elementary School Ana MacCrone, Principal of Holy Spirit Middle/High School and the students in grades 3-6 assembled around the flagpole at the Elementary School.Our Assembly Honor Guard stood at attention while the school color guard (Boy Scouts) raised the new flag provided by our Assembly for the school.The principal was presented with a certificate of authenticity certifying that the flag had been flown over the United States Capital in Washington D.C.
There, dignitaries and Rev. Deasy
were joined by the middle and high school students.Rev. Jerry Deasy
blessed the flagpole and Faithful Navigator Harry Renfroe read a story about what it means to be a veteran.The School Color Guard raised the new flag while the 4th Degree Honor Guard led the assembled crowd in the singing of the Star Spangle Banner.