HONORARY CITIZEN: Erin Clarke (far left) of Australia lead the school in the Pledge of Allegiance. She is pictured with Hoxsie Principal Gary McCoombs and his daughter, Kayla. Erin and Kayla became friends while attending a school in Vienna, Austria.
A RED WHITE AND BLUE DAY: Angela Black dressed up for the occasion, right down to her nails.
CUSTODIAN WITH A TIE: Richard Russo did the honors of raising the flag as the school sang the national anthem.
With the removal of a giant pine that obscured the flagpole, the colors are once again flying at Hoxsie School. And to commemorate the occasion, the entire school turned out Thursday – Flag Day – for a program that included patriotic songs, comments from the superintendent and principal and the reading of winning essays on “what the flag means to me” by their young authors. Senator Michael McCaffrey provided the school flag. (Warwick Beacon photos)