As we head into this Memorial Day weekend, some elementary students in Irvine had a visitor with a special gift, and now, West Irvine has a new flag to fly.
The Pledge of Allegiance now has a deeper meaning for some Kentucky students, who learned Friday about sacrifice from a sailor who fought in the Vietnam War.
They learned to fold a flag because they got a new one from veteran Don Richardson. His daughter is a teacher here at West Irvine Elementary. She told her dad they needed a fresh flag.
So Richardson put in a call to a buddy in Washington D.C. who gave Richardson a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol.
"I asked my daughter to hold off doing this until Memorial Day so that the significance of the flag and the date will be more meaningful for the kids," Richardson said.
So now, a flag that flew over the nation's Capitol flies over the future of that nation, teaching those who learn here the sacrifices of those who have gone before them.