Celebrating Two Years – Globe University-Appleton Holds US Flag Raising Ceremony

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Staff and students look on as VFW Post 2778 members hoist the US flag on Thursday.

As part of Globe University-Appleton’s two-year anniversary celebration, staff and students joined VFW Post 2778 in a flag raising ceremony on campus. The United States flag was hoisted proudly by local men who served their country more than 50 years ago.

Dean of Faculty Melissa Chakar sang the National Anthem while the flag was raised, and then guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Afterwards, guests enjoyed chili and cupcakes indoors as a welcome relief to the rainy and blustery weather they endured while attending the ceremony.

Making the Connection

The joining of the flag-raising ceremony with the campus’s two-year anniversary celebration reaffirmed the commitment that Globe University holds in helping students become better citizens as they head out into the real world. Globe University has been providing students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed in their field of choice for more than 125 years. Like all Globe University campuses, the Appleton campus is nationally accredited by the ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools).

Flag Etiquette

Staff and students are also reminded of flag etiquette as they proudly display the flag on campus each day. Here are some tips provided courtesy of usflag.org.

  • When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
  • The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
  • The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states, localities, or societies are grouped for display.
  • When the national anthem is played or sung, citizens should stand at attention and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the music.

Globe University is proud to display patriotism and loyalty to our country. How do you display your patriotism?