Cheryl Chew, FloridaOur club presented a patriotic musicale, Old Glory Grows Up. The children were awarded two badges—Patriotism and Singing—because there were many skills that were worked on. The children learned about the birth of our nation through drama and song. With emphasis on Patriotism, they learned about the importance of our flag, how it has changed over the years, and the respect we should have for it. The children also witnessed a presentation by the Civil Air Patrol during the night of the presentation. The children were also taught about each branch of our military and learned their individual songs.
A few important figures that represent our country were also introduced to the children. Betsy Ross, George Washington, Uncle Sam, Francis Scott Key, Columbia and The Statue of Liberty—to name a few. The children enjoyed learning about the freedom of our country and the importance of fighting for our freedom. They also learned many patriotic songs and continue to sing them with pride.