Holy Name Students Honored for 'Flag Monument'

Holy Name assembly. Speakers are, from left, Gene Brown, Rosemary Brown, Army Pfc. Logan Churchill and Army Specialist Yvette Romero. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Second graders at Sheridan's Holy Name School were honored Thursday for a “flag monument” that they made in class and that's since been taken to the Sheridan VA Medical Center.

The event included presentation of a plaque in the school's auditorium, arranged by Vietnam veteran Gene Brown of Sheridan and his wife, Rosemary.

Rosemary Brown shared a special story with pupils during the presentation.

The monument depicts military people with the U.S. flag. Mandy Leach, who teaches second grade at Holy Name, explained how the monument was created.

She said the flag was taken to the VA by the mother of one of her students, who works at the Sheridan veterans' hospital.

Army Specialist Yvette Romero and Army Pfc. Logan Churchill with plaque they presented to Holy Name second-graders. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Close-up of plaque presented to Holy Name second graders. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Gene and Rosemary Brown, who arranged Thursday's assembly to honor the second graders of Holy Name. (Photo by Pat Blair)
With Holy Name School's second graders who created the flag monument. (Photo by Pat Blair)