Bartlett City Schools to Receive American Flags from Tennessee Society of SAR Local Chapter
BARTLETT, TN – June 3, 2022 – Bartlett City Schools will to receive 140 new American Flags for classrooms from the Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Tennessee Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (TNSSAR). The flag presentation is set for Monday, June 6th at Bartlett High School (5688 Woodlawn Street) at 3:00PM.
State law encourages organizations to donate American Flags in support of civics in schools. TNSSAR launched “Flags for Freedom” last year to address a shortage of classroom flags in Tennessee. It has received requests for more than 1,000 flags for classroom across the state.
The Flags for Freedom project is one of TNSSAR’s America 250 initiatives tied to commemorating the 250thanniversary of our nations birth, which will be observed in 2026.
June 14th is Flag Day in the United States. Monday’s presentation also recognizes the upcoming 245th anniversary of the Resolution creating the American Flag. In 1916, June 14th was officially designated as Flag Day in the United States.
Rick Treharne, President of the Isaac Shelby, along with chapter member and past State President, Mark Norris, will attend the presentation along with Bartlett City Schools’ Superintendent Dr. David Stephens, Bartlett High School administration, and other key leadership personnel on June 6th.
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About Bartlett City Schools
Bartlett City Schools is a municipal school district located in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett, Tennessee. With eleven schools and approximately 9,000 students, the district is one of the largest municipal school districts in Shelby County, Tennessee. From 2017-2022, Bartlett City Schools received the Mid-South “Top Workplace” award from The Commercial Appeal. To learn more about Bartlett City Schools, visit www.BartlettSchools.org.
TNSSAR members can be found across the state within our six Districts comprising 23 active local Chapters. Our Society supports and works closely with the Children of the American Revolution and The Daughters of the American Revolution promoting American Heritage. For more information about TNSSAR Isaac Shelby, visit ww.tnssar.org/isaac-shelby-chapter.