100 Pre-Schoolers Make Human American Flag for Veterans Day

Children in the Village of Orland Park’s pre-school program donned red, white and blue clothing in honor of the country’s veterans.

Teachers and administrators for Orland Park’s pre-school program thought their students should learn why U.S. Armed Forces Veterans are important.

To honor relatives of the program’s staff serving in the armed forces, the program asked children’s parents to dress them in reds, whites and blues to pose as an American Flag.

“We explained it to them that just as our police officers protect Orland Park, the Armed Forces protect the whole country,” said Program Director Roberta Flondor. “We want the kids to start understanding why veterans are important, and should be respected.”

Five classes of the 4 and 5-year-old students came Friday to the Franklin Loebe Center, dressed to fill the red, white and blue of the American Flag, with the blues holding white stars.

“We did it last year, and it meant a lot for the staff with family members who are serving,” Flondor said.

Orland Park’s Veterans Day Ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Memorial. Read the event listing for more information.

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