2023 GMG Flag Raising…Bee what you want to Bee!!

A brand new flag was presented to GMG Elementary. Raising the flag are, left to right, Brandon Stevens, Jared Callahan, Junior Auxiliary Members Brayla Davis and Kinley Miller. In the back are Elementary Principal Stacy Busch and Auxiliary Speaker Lisa Reinhard. PHOTO BY MARGARET THOMSEN
The American Legion Post 127 from Gladbrook provided the Color Guard. Pictured are, left to right, Terry Schmitz, Jim Quesberg, Bob Knaack and Dennis Haack. PHOTO BY MARGARET THOMSEN
The GMG Elementary children gathered outside the Elementary Building to participate in Opening Day Ceremonies provided by Gladbrook American Legion Post 127 and the American Legion Auxiliary. PHOTO BY MARGARET THOMSEN

The GMG Elementary students and staff celebrated the Opening Day of School with a Flag Raising Ceremony provided by the Gladbrook American Legion Post 127 and the Gladbrook Legion Auxiliary.

Elementary Principal Stacie Busch welcomed everyone and introduced Auxiliary Americanism Chairman Lisa Reinhard. Dressed as a bee, Reinhard had the rapt attention of the children as she challenged them to “Work to be what you want to be!! I hope you choose to be KIND… HONEST…HELPFUL…VOLUNTEER… and are RESPECTFUL to others no matter what others choose to be.”

She closed by saying, “All these choices make you a better student and a better friend. So ‘bee’ these things!”

The new flag was then raised and the children recited the Pledge of Allegiance. It was extremely hot standing in the sun, but the children were very attentive and respectful.

A great start to a great new school year!