By Art Olson

On Thursday, February 23, Mrs. Jan Newman’s Second Grade performed an outstanding Patriotic Program for special guests and the student body at McGill Elementary.

The audience joined them in, “The Pledge of Allegiance” and the “Star-Spangled Banner.” The students recited “The Preamble to the Constitution” and sang “America the Beautiful.” A robust choral reading of, “The Red, White, and Blue” was followed by, “You’re a Grand Old Flag” along with a lively rendition of,  “Fifty-Nifty United States.”

At the conclusion of the program, the Ely Lions Club presented each of her twenty-two students with their own American Flag and shared a brief history of it with them.

For over two decades, a patriotic program has been a cherished tradition at McGill School.

Hundreds of students over the years have had sparks of patriotism instilled in their hearts while preparing and performing this memorable program.