The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

June 13, 2013

A strong, national symbol

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — To the editor:

Re Daybreak Rotary article on the flag of the United States of America

As a member of the Greenville Daybreak Rotary Club, I “say” the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag each week, but today I found myself thinking back to my elementary school days and remembered to not just repeat the words. I was taught a respect and even a reverence for what our flag represents. Today I can proudly say I believe the following to be true.

As Americans, we love our country and honor the men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedoms. We pledge our allegiance and fly our flags as a tribute to those currently serving and those who have served our country in the past.  

Our flag is a symbol to the world that the values on which our country was founded still continue today. It is a symbol that we will stand strong against forces that are a threat to our values. It is a symbol of unity.  

On six holidays of the year, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day, local homeowners and businesses can display the American flag which is set up, collected and stored after the holiday by Daybreak Rotary members.

The subscription cost is very reasonable, and the project is the primary fundraiser of our club which supports such local and international charities as DrugFree Greenville, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, CASA, Boys & Girls Club, Women in Need, FISH, Salvation Army, Tools for Schools, Community Seeds, The Rotary Wheelchair Project, the African Water Project, the eradication of polio worldwide, plus many more worthwhile nonprofit organizations.

If you would like to subscribe to our local flag project or would like more information, our website is

The members of Daybreak Rotary live by the rotary credo of “Service Above Self,” and I am confident that our community is better thanks to the members who volunteer their time and talent to make this service project successful.


Sharon Sanders

Daybreak Rotary