Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Amount Raised: $4,000
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: June 1, 2016
3369 Old Jerusalem Road Levittown
New York 11756, United States
Members of Division Avenue and MacArthur high school’s Key Clubs , which includes student athletes, joined forces with Gardiners Avenue fifth-grade students to plant 300 American flags on the elementary school’s lawn for the Levittown School District’s Field of Honor event, held on May 29. For the past several months, members of the community purchased flags on the district’s website from the Colonial Flag Company based in Utah. The proceeds from the flag purchases, totaling $4,000, were then donated to the Hope for the Warriors organization.
The students worked for several hours securing the flags to poles and then driving the flags into the ground. Social studies teacher and event organizer Steve Costello said the students worked hard to provide this service to the community. “It was wonderful to see students who were willing to take the time out of their day for such an important event” Mr. Costello said.
A: Division Avenue and MacArthur high school Key Club members, Gardiners Avenue fifth-grade students and staff planted 300 flags on the lawn of the elementary school for the district’s inaugural Field of Honor.
B: Members of the Key Club at Division Avenue and MacArthur high schools assisted Gardiners Avenue fifth-graders in assembling the American flags for the district’s Field of Honor.
Photos courtesy of the Levittown School District