Two excel in flag education testing

Cooper Kramer
Alayna Schnell

JASPER — Cooper Kramer, son of Ryan and Blayr Kramer, and Alayna Schnell, daughter of Ryan and Julie Schnell, both students from Holy Trinity Catholic School, were the top boy and girl winners of the fourth grade in the American Legion Flag Education Testing Program. Both students received a post award certificate and an American Legion Americanism Medallion during a virtual award presentation conducted by Flag Education Chairman Daniel Lawson.

Alayna also was the 8th District winner and was presented a district certificate and a $50 Visa Card. 

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.

The American Legion was instrumental in convening the first National Flag Conference in 1923. At this conference, the Legion established a set of rules of civilian flag courtesy that later became the basis for the flag code adopted by Congress in 1942. 

For further information of this and other children and youth programs offered by the American Legion, call Children and Youth Chairman Daniel B. Lawson at 812-661-2440 or email

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