Nisswa fourth-graders learn respect for Old Glory

Annual educational lesson held during flag disposal day at Nisswa American Legion

A tattered flag for disposal is shown to Nisswa Elementary School fourth-graders Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at the Nisswa American Legion during a lesson on flag etiquette. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal

Nisswa Elementary School fourth-graders made their annual trek Thursday, Oct. 14, from the school to the Nisswa American Legion for an outdoor lesson in flag etiquette.

Legion members disposed of old, tattered flags as Legion Commander Susan Edwards talked to students about the importance of the U.S. flag and respect for it.

The Legion provided treats for students at the school after the lesson.

Nisswa American Legion Commander Susan Edwards talks to Nisswa Elementary School fourth-graders about the U.S. flag Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at the Legion as old flags are properly disposed of. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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