“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country”
On Friday, September 7th, Garfield students celebrated Constitution Day (officially September 17) with their 2nd Annual Patriot Fair. Students assembled in the gymnasium where they were met by Revolutionary War re-enactors who hosted a myriad of exhibits for the students to experience the history of their country in a whole new way. The event began with the Presentation of Colors by Members of the Cincinnati Chapter SAR Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard and a performance of our National Anthem our very talented Choir teacher, Matt Baker.
Students then rotated through a series of hands-on experiences in which the talented presenters were dressed in time-period uniforms and outfits. The experiential exhibits included the following:
The Howard Miller Memorial Flag Collection
Garfield was honored to have Members of the Cincinnati Chapter Sons of the American Revolution; John Reily Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution; Cincinnati Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution; and Fort Hamilton Society Children of the American Revolution and the American Spirit Education Alliance in attendance. They freely donated their time, knowledge and hearts to the Garfield family for which we are forever indebted