Patriotism Program for boys and girls

Town of Wallkill, NY

Our Post 1181 under the direction of Jim Scali and Barry Schnipper have developed a Program of Patriotism that we bring into the local school districts. It is designed for students in grades 3 thru 12. It contains videos, student participation, questions being given and answered, flag demonstration with bugle salute. The program lasts 32 minutes and at the end the students are given a wristband which simply says the word "Patriot". To date we have given this Patriotism Program to over 16,000 students in over 20 school districts. Our crew consists of members from our local Post 1181 in the Town of Wallkill, NY as well as members of most of the surrounding Posts. It is our intention to involve as many members from other Posts as we can. When we give our program to a school it is attended by usually 9 to 12 Legion members who introduce themselves to the students. The video follows that talks of the birth of our Nation followed by the Legion member telling the student what he or she has gotten from being in the Service. We end our Program by playing a video featuring Lee Greenwood singing God Bless the USA. This music video was filmed at Yankee Stadium in November 2001 just after 9/11 and it is Mr. Greenwoods tribute to those lst on 9/11.

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