Campus Flag Catches the Eye of Local Service Organization
Jul 28, 2015
National College’s Knoxville Campus was recently recognized by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for their prominent display of the American flag. Because of the geographic location of the campus, the 25 foot flag always seems to be catching the wind as it flies high over the campus.
“I more than ever believe as Americans we need to display our patriotism and pride.”
DAR chapter representative Patricia Chambers came to the campus to present a certificate to campus director Thomas Kemp “in recognition of exemplary patriotism in the display of the flag of the United States of America.” The DAR, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education.
“It is with great pride that I accepted on behalf of National College the certificate of appreciation from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for proudly displaying the American flag. Being a veteran of the U.S. Army and the son of a Vietnam-era marine, I was raised to always respect and appreciate the American flag,” explained Thomas. “It was very gratifying to me that the American flag on display in front of the building was also noticed by other community leaders like the DAR. Given the sad events that have recently happened in our country, I more than ever believe as Americans we need to display our patriotism and pride.”
A-Patricia Chambers (right) of the local DAR chapter presents a certificate of recognition to campus director Thomas Kemp for the campus’s patriotic display of the American flag.
B-The large American flag flies high over the Knoxville Campus, catching the wind and the eyes of passersby.