Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Beechwood Elementary first-grade teacher Marsha Bridgers guides a plastic cup being pushed through the playground fence by fourth-grader Josh Walker Monday. Students and faculty of Beechwood didn’t let the afternoon rain shower stop them from completing two flags of red, white and blue plastic cups on the fence surrounding the school. Looking on our classmates Kersey Young, second from right, and Jamela Archer. Bridgers said first-grade teachers will give a lesson on patriotism this week. “We just want to show pride for our country,” she said.(The Vicksburg Post/MELANIE DUNCAN)

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