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updated: 11/10/2017 4:06 PM

Gages Lake students salute veterans with new flagpole

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  • Students help Gurnee American Legion Post 771 members Al Billings, left, and Bill Frangquist raise the American flag on its new flag pole Friday at Woodland Primary School in Gages Lake.

      Students help Gurnee American Legion Post 771 members Al Billings, left, and Bill Frangquist raise the American flag on its new flag pole Friday at Woodland Primary School in Gages Lake.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Students say the Pledge of Allegiance during a Veterans Day celebration Friday at Woodland Primary School in Gages Lake.

      Students say the Pledge of Allegiance during a Veterans Day celebration Friday at Woodland Primary School in Gages Lake.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Bill Frangquist of Gurnee American Legion Post 771 says the Pledge of Allegiance during a Veterans Day celebration Friday at Woodland Primary School in Gages Lake.

      Bill Frangquist of Gurnee American Legion Post 771 says the Pledge of Allegiance during a Veterans Day celebration Friday at Woodland Primary School in Gages Lake.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 

Students at Woodland Primary School in Gages Lake honored Veterans Day during a ceremony outside by their new flagpole Friday.

Bill Frangquist, Al Billings and Janet Billings of Gurnee American Legion post 771 assisted students in raising the American flag, the Illinois flag, and an air quality flag the day before the official Veterans Day observance on Saturday, Nov. 11.

This is the first time the flag pole has been used since it was installed over the summer.

Students recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang a song about their country during the ceremony in front of the school.

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