Guest speakers always offer an opportunity for students and teachers alike to learn more information in a given subject. This was the case on Tuesday, May 7th, when representatives of the local UDC organization spoke to the 8th grade students. The ladies brought many different flags that were used throughout the history of the United States and the British colonies before the county’s formation. The presentation started with the flags of England and Scotland, which were combined during the reign of King James in the 17th when Great Britain was formed. Students and teachers alike saw and learned about the many different flags that were on display during the time that the original American colonies came into being and preceded the Revolutionary War. Students, as well as many teachers, also learned that the current salute during the Pledge of Allegiance, holding a hand over one’s heart, started around the time of World War II. The original salute included extending the hand out from the body, but this was no longer used at the beginning of the 1940s because the salute looked very similar to the one used by the Nazis. WCMS would like to thank these ladies for their time in teaching us about the history of Old Glory.