Irwin-Easley American Legion donates flags to Scott Tech

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
MCPO Robert Calahan, retired U.S. Navy; CW3 Darrell Hovaland, retired Army; SSG Brian Gipson, retired National Guard; SSG Dustin Gregory, active duty Army; and Brandon Bollinger, a student at Scott Tech. Contributed photo

50 state flags to be on display for teaching cadets U.S. history

Irwin-Easley American Legion Commanding Post 118 in Cassville donated 50 state flags to the Scott Tech JROTC program on Feb. 29 during a routine formation of the cadets and instructors in full dress uniform.

Representing the American Legion, CW3 Darrel Hovaland and the Post Commander presented the flags with a few words about the Scott Tech JROTC program, noting that the Cassville post also donates medals to the outstanding cadets representing academic and leadership excellence during the annual awards ceremony to be held April 24.

Brandon Bollinger, a student at Scott Tech in Monett, hangs a flag donated to the institution by the Irwin-Easley American Legion Commanding Post 118. Contributed photo

The state flags, valued at $2,000, will be displayed in the JROTC classroom with brackets designed and constructed by Scott Tech Welding students under the direction of Aaron Obermann and Raymond Branstetter.

The holders were painted by auto collision students and instructor, Jansen Fisher. The flag display will be an educational addition to the presidential wall that is used to teach cadets U.S. History.