Georgia Southern University military veterans to maintain American flags on Statesboro Campus housing facilities
Georgia Southern University continues to recognize the the members U.S. military and military veterans in the University community. Through a new initiative, University Housing will have the American flag flown in standard U.S. Flag Code at all eight residence halls on the Statesboro Campus for the first time in University history. The initial flag raising ceremony will take place Tuesday, April 17, at 10 a.m. at University Villas, 1707 Chandler Road.
A volunteer team of military veterans and employees within University Housing and ROTC students will carry out the U.S. Flag Code, which formalizes the act of flying the American flag and aims to show respect and tradition in a unified way across the country. According to the code, certain procedures must be followed to properly honor the patriotic symbol of the flag. The veteran team will provide training on flag etiquette and proper procedures.
The Flag Code will be carried out at each of the eight halls, Monday through Sunday. The flags will never touch the ground and will be secured during inclement weather. When not in use, they will be folded in military form and be stored in a secured location.
“I have had the pleasure of working within the facility profession for more than 29 years now,” said Michael Head, director of University Housing and Auxiliary Facilities. “Our current American flag project here at Georgia Southern is my favorite of all projects that I have been involved with. I can think of no better way to educate our students and show pride toward our country and the freedoms and liberties we are provided, than to proudly display our American Flag for all students, parents, staff and visitors to see while traveling to and from our University Housing complexes.”
The veteran, employee and ROTC student team includes:
Danny Woodard, U.S. Navy
- Mackenzie Thomas, U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps
- Patrick Holland, U.S. Army
- Cameron Jones, U.S. Air Force (Co-Chair of Flag Committee)
- Kenny West, U.S. Marine Corps
- David Davis, U.S. Army (Co-Chair of Flag Committee)
David Cooke, ROTC Cadet
Leonard Soriano, ROTC Cadet
Deondary Richardson, staff member
Calvin Robbins, staff member
Lynn Ambrose, staff member
Leo Polk, staff member
The University and Statesboro communities are encouraged to attend the initial flag raising. All military veterans will be recognized at the ceremony.
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