TROY, NY (NEWS 10) – There was a whole lot of red, white, and blue in the Collar City Friday as students at School 14 honored and celebrated the American flag.
Red, White, and Blue Day takes place every year at the school.
Following a parade, students were joined by local dignitaries, Uncle Sam, the Sheriff’s Color Guard and the Patriot Guard Riders for an assembly.
They sang, and gave speeches about character and the importance of good citizenship.
“The core underpinning is what you are learning with character education here in our district,” Assemblyman John McDonald said. “Respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, I could go on and on. It’s what brings us together as a country and it’s all in this flag right here that we are celebrating this weekend that unites us a people in this country.”
The patriotic spirit soared when Mayor Lou Rosamilia got so caught up in the moment; he decided to give his flag tie to one of the students, who in turn gave him her hat.