Ra Celebrates Flag Day, Gifts Franklin Square UFSD Schools with American Flags Flown Over NY Capitol

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) commemorated Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14, by presenting American flags to the Franklin Square Union Free School District’s three school buildings. Each flag was flown over the Capitol building in Albany. At each school—John Street, Polk Street and Washington Street—Ra spoke to students about the holiday and history behind the American flag, while also sharing some fun facts.

“It was a pleasure to celebrate Flag Day with ceremonies at each of the Franklin Square UFSD schools and talk with all the students about the meaning of the holiday. With the fast-moving and often distracting times we live in now, informing our future thinkers and leaders about how our country was created is more important than ever. Thank you to the Franklin Square school district for having me, and to the students for celebrating with me,” Ra said.

“Flag Day is a reminder of a very significant point in the history of our country when our flag was adopted on June 14, 1777. The stars and stripes gave America what it needed most at the time: its own identity. Our flag is now the most recognized in the world and continues its legacy of being a symbol for freedom, liberty and hope,” Ra concluded.