Operation Old Glory

1.0 Overview

The Troop has been asked to provide assistance with the installation of American Flags in the classrooms at the Hanover High School and the Richmond Middle School. We have also been invited to participate in the ceremony during which the flags are formally presented to the schools.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

This event is sponsored by a group called Americans for Victory. Americans for Victory is a non-partisan, citizens group based in Hanover, whose purpose is to nurture freedom, responsibility, and patriotism in our community by promoting institutions, curricula and observances that honor democratic process, patriotic duty and individual responsibility.

The group has recognized that most of the classrooms in the middle school and the high school are not equipped with American Flags and has undertaken a campaign to raise money to purchase flags and to seek help with the installation of the flags. The flags will be installed on Feb 9th and there will be a formal presentation on Feb 16th. The presentation will include speeches by a number of our elected representatives and candidates from both major political parties.

2.2 Schedule of Events

At 10:00 AM on Saturday, Feb 9th, those interested in helping to install flag holders in classrooms should meet at the flag pole in front of the high school.

At 11:00 AM on Saturday, Feb 16th, those interested in attending the presentation ceremony should meet at the high school auditorium.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

The installation will involve some drill and screwdriver work; nothing real difficult.

2.4 Special Requirements

None

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 30 Jan 2002

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 9 and 16 Feb 2002

3.3 Costs

None

3.4 Equipment

Installers should bring a variety of drills and screwdrivers if possible.

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class B Green Troop T-shirt should be worn for installation work.
  • The Class A Uniform should be worn for the presentation ceremony. Look sharp!

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    None

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Hanover High School
    Drop-off Time: 1000 9 Feb and 1045 16 Feb
    Pickup Point: Hanover High School
    Pickup Time: TBD 9 Feb. Upon completion of the ceremony 16 Feb.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC:
    9 Feb: Gregg Hoge
    16 Feb: Jeff Postupack

    Approved 6 Feb GCH

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