On Friday, September 11th Piedmont Community Charter High School campus reached out to Flags for the Flagless on Friday, and by Monday, September 22 had a confirmation that the flags were on the way,” recalls Stephanie Nicholson. Mrs. Nicholson works at Piedmont’s Community Charter School High School Campus. This week Piedmont Community Charter School was blessed to hang new American Flags in classrooms thanks to flag donations from flags4flagless.org and their organizers.
“Police officers Charley Foley and Bradley Clark founded “Flags for the Flagless” after repeatedly seeing un-used flag poles throughout Tucson, AZ. Charley Foley comes from a line of veterans and Bradley Clark is a 20 year combat Army veteran. Both are mindfully respectful of all that our country stands for and what the American Flag represents. They both hope to foster a sense of patriotism and pride in the community with the “Flags for the Flagless” project.
“FFF”, a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks out businesses, organizations, homes and schools to provide American Flags for classrooms and un-used flag poles. They also take on an educational role, providing historical facts, images and American Flag protocol information to the public. “Flags for the Flagless” plans to reach out to as many schools as possible, on both a local and national level, to ensure that American Flags will fly in their classrooms. And they will continue to hang American Flags on flag poles throughout Tucson, Arizona and the USA.”
Piedmont Community Charter High School located at 2596 Robinwood Road in Gastonia, NC, was blessed to hang 40 new American Flags in classrooms. The staff and student body view the flags as a true blessing to put in the classrooms of their new facility. “We do the Pledge of Allegiance each morning before our announcements, and like Flags for the Flagless, we strive to foster that sense of patriotism and pride to our community,” states Mrs Nicholson. “We hope that supporters will make donations to their organization so that they can continue to provide flags for schools and businesses around the nation.”
Piedmont Community Charter School is grateful to Flags for the Flagless for their support and quick response in our request for help in this matter. “I am very appreciative of the donation,” states High School Director Ernie Bridges. ” Our students and staff will benefit from the gracious gift from flags4flagless.”
In the words of Mr. Foley, “generations to come will see these flags … a flag in a classroom could last 10-20 years perhaps … think of all the children that will look upon these flags over the next 20 years!!”
Donations can be made on the flags4flagless.org website.