TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Students at Mayflower Mill Elementary School are getting a visit from members of the military.
Operation: American Pride gives kids a lesson on what it means to be a member of the armed forces. Children learn about everything from the proper way fold a flag to what it is like to be a helicopter pilot.
Organizer Cheryl Baber said it’s important for children to know what role our military plays in everyday life.
“We don’t think a lot about our freedoms. That was really what this was born out of — an appreciation for our freedoms,” said Baber. “We say the pledge every morning because we have to, but what does that mean? Why do we do it? There is so much that our soldiers mean and do for us that we don’t even think about on an everyday basis.”
As a part of the event, students got to watch a Huey helicopter fly in and land on their soccer field.