Volney Elementary School students celebrated Flag Day by honoring former Fulton City School District student and U.S. Army Spc. Matt Digby during a special ceremony on June 14.
Members of the student body and staff stood alongside guests around the school’s flag pole as Principal Todd Terpening offered opening remarks and Father Moritz Fuchs gave an invocation.
The flag was raised by Digby and student Noah Cordone.
Everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance together before sixth grade teacher William Cahill told the story of our nation’s flag and introduced the guests of honor.
One student in grades kindergarten through sixth read their winning “What the Flag Means to Me” essay before U.S. Army veteran William Noun lead the crowd in singing “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”
A few students approached Digby after the event and thanked him for his service to his country.
He then went to Cahill’s classroom where students asked him questions about how long he served, what daily life in the military is like, what is his favorite part about serving his country and why he joined the military.