The Lower Elementary children had a special experience when Army Captain John Tucci, father of Lower Elementary student Alexa, had a flag flown over the American embassy in Baghdad, Iraq in honor of the class. Captain Tucci, who runs language programs to help with the post-war rebuilding of Iraq, sent the children the flag along with a certificate after it was flown above the embassy.
The children had the opportunity to Skype with Captain Tucci to thank him. They wore red, white, and blue for the occasion, and sang him the song, Fifty Nifty United States. They also had the opportunity to ask him questions about what Iraq is like. The flag and certificate will be on display at school.
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