A flag etiquette tool: ‘Our Country’s Flag’ comic book
The American Legion’s “Our Country’s Flag” comic book educates youth about the history of the flag of the United States and how to show respect for it. The comic book has gone through a recent overhaul to update apparel worn by the characters, diversity, representation of Legion posts and more.
The story is about the U.S. flag and how it inspired four friends who grew up to lead different lives – a teacher, congresswoman, police officer and Army nurse. The comic book also walks youth in ways they can show what freedom means to them such as paying respect to the flag by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, respecting and obeying the law and volunteering for public service. And it gives examples of how to treat the flag with respect, including to bring an unserviceable flag to a local American Legion post for proper disposal.
“Our Country’s Flag” is available for purchase through Emblem Sales, Item No. 755.300. The cost is 85 cents a piece or 100 for 69 cents a piece. This comic book is an educational tool Legion Family members can give to elementary students to help them understand the importance of our flag, how to show respect for the flag, and how to protect our country’s freedom.
The update to “Our Country’s Flag” is part of the “Rally Around the Flag” campaign by The American Legion. Another comic book that has been recently updated is “Our Country’s Veterans” that is available for purchase. “I Pledge Allegiance” has been updated but the new version is not yet available for purchase.