WATCH: Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 1 Raises POW/MIA Flags at Mims Elementary School
By Space Coast Daily // May 13, 2021
raised final three POW/MIA flags at BPS campuses Jackson, Pinewood and Mims
WATCH: Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 1 is at Mims Elementary School for the raising of the POW/MIA flag. This is the 86th flag raising this year by Rolling Thunder as they have now supplied flags at every public school in Brevard County. Orville Susong and Steve Wilson are LIVE with the latest “Stories of Service.”
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 1 raised the final three POW/MIA flags at three Brevard Public School campuses – Jackson, Pinewood and Mims – on Tuesday, May 11.
“Part of a joint initiative between the school district and Rolling Thunder, a POW/MIA flag has been raised and will continue to fly on every BPS campus,” said Brevard public Schools officials in a release.
Beginning with the district office in Viera on December 15, 2020, Rolling Thunder and partners have spent the last five months completing flag raising ceremonies at 86 different schools.
“Each school and ceremony has been a wonderful and different experience, including various student groups,” said said Brevard public Schools officials.
Elementary safety patrols, musical ensembles, JROTC programs, social studies classes, student government leaders and more helped to make the event a success on each school campus.
“School board leaders, community partners, local veterans organizations, law enforcement and others we always out to support,” said BPS officials.
“In what has been a tough year for all, every school has expressed that this time spent raising the POW/MIA flag and learning more about this topic, has been one of the bright spots.”