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Patriotism and the School



This World War II poster shows an image of an African American working side-by-side with a white person. A patriotic flag colors the background. This poster emphasizes the importance of unity in order to win the war.

With patriotism for our country on the rise, a new stainless steel flag pole was put up on the school grounds in 1940 to replace the old wooden one which had been broken. For many years, thereafter, the flag reminded the school children to be good citizens.

I Am An American Day

“I Am An American Day” was a very special day in which students of St. Anthony expressed the patriotism for their country and the fact that they were all very proud to be Americans.