Flag Raising Ceremony

August 25, 2023

Chesterton Academy of Orlando

This morning, on a beautiful sunny day, our students, faculty, and staff celebrated our second annual flag raising ceremony in front of the school.

They first raised the United States flag. Our Headmaster, Mr. Hickel, offered a speech on the significance of the flag and what it symbolizes. Everyone then offered the Pledge of Allegiance.

Next they raised the State of Florida flag, and Mr. Hickel shared information about the state seal and what it symbolizes. 

The ceremony concluded with everyone singing God Bless America.”

Enjoy the photos below!

“God Bless America”

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.

God Bless America,
Land that I love,
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.

From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God Bless America, My home sweet home
God Bless America, My home sweet home.

Chesterton Academy of Orlando

Chesterton Academy of Orlando is a classical high school, grounded in the Catholic faith. Our mission is to help students recognize the true, imitate the good, and adore the beautiful, falling in love with the source of it all—God himself.

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