One of my Legion Rider guys noticed a few months ago that the local Head Start (a preschool program for underprivileged children) didn’t have any American flags in their three classrooms. I sent out an e-mail to our group and within minutes an anonymous buddy of mine replied with “I’ll buy them flags and stands, no problem.”
A few weeks later three boxes were delivered to me. Three flags, three stands, three poles… Nice flags, too — the kind with the gold braid and fringe and an eagle on the top. (I looked it up online — this guy shelled out over $250 out of his own pocket to buy the flags and give them to children!)
This morning a group of us are taking off work and trekking to neighboring village Le Mars to donate the flags and give the four-year-olds a brief lesson on what the flag represents and the history of the flag. “The children are so excited,” the Head Start lady told me on the phone. “They’ve been practicing a special song for you guys.”
Children scare me. Especially when they’re in groups. I have NO idea what we’re gonna say or how to teach children…
Wish me luck.
That is so sweet! And when you’re a little kid that stuff IS exciting. I bet you’ll have a blast.
For the record, they scare me too. I always feel like they know stuff. Too much stuff. And they’re JUDGING me. 🙂
Dude, that’s awesome! Just remember, when they charge: Duck and Cover!!
Oh and bring candy. Lots of candy.
This is really great what you are doing!
good on ya, Chris…and i find that quite often, children teach ME…
So where’s the report card, Teach? Way to go, Chris!
So how did it go???
It went fine! It was kinda fun… The kids seemed pretty excited. I wish I had time to write more…
You know they can sense fear, right? Just pretend they’re little people, since no one’s scared of them.
Just about every time I come here Chris, my faith in people in restored a little bit. Then I leave and return to my belief that they’re all sent to annoy me.