Senator Newell presents flag from the Capitol to Columbine Hills Elementary today
Senator Newell, joined here by American Legion Honor Guard Richard C. Callan, presented a Colorado State Flag that has flown at the Capitol to Columbine Hills Elementary School today
LITTLETON — Senator Linda Newell (D-Littleton), along with members of the American Legion George C. Evans Post 103, presented Columbine Hills Elementary School students with a new Colorado flag at a special ceremony today in recognition of 9/11. The school’s previous flag had become worn and members of the American Legion Post in Littleton requested that Senator Newell present the school with a new flag.
Senator Newell offered the following comment today:
"As we mourn the tragedy of 9/11, we also memorialize the heroes of this day by never forgetting. It was an honor to be asked by the American Legion to present this flag on such a significant day and to have the opportunity to share patriotic values with a new generation."
Constituents can request flag tributes in recognition of significant events, places, or Coloradans from the state senate. The American Legion was created in 1919 as a veterans organization focused on helping youth, supporting positive programs in the community, promoting patriotic values, and honoring the service of members of the military. The George C. Evans Post 103 branch of the American Legion has been in the Littleton community since 1920.