Ireland students tops in flag testing

Abigail Ruschau
Hunter Fortwendel

Abigail Ruschau, daughter of Adam and Melissa Ruschau, and Hunter Fortwendel, son of Rod and Penny Fortwendel, both students from Ireland Elementary School, were the top girl and boy winner of the fourth grade in The American Legion Flag Education Testing Program.

Children and Youth Program Chairman Daniel B. Lawson presented each student with a post award certificate and an American Legion Americanism Medal during an awards presentation at the school on Dec. 7.

The major objective of the flag testing program is to build patriotism in youth and to develop a thorough understanding of proper flag display and courtesy.

For further information of this and other children and youth programs offered by The American Legion, contact Lawson at 661-2440 or


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