As I was leaving work yesterday, I noticed our afternoon custodian draping both the school's national and state flags around his neck as he finished adjusting the cable and pulley. I flashed back to the daily flag ceremonies in my small town elementary school. It's very possible I have the details wrong, but here's what I remember to the best of my knowledge:
Today with all of the demands placed on a student's school day, taking that much time for a ceremony that teaches respect for a national symbol seems difficult to justify and yet worthwhile all the same. Maybe once a month?