Dogwood Elementary receives flag flown over Arizona Memorial

Camdenton R-III School District Dogwood Elementary students, pictured from left, Dominic Keeney, Sophia Schaefer, Stormy Wise, Dakota Hawksley, Carley Kupfer, Caden Kowal, Cole Kirksey, Adeline Whidden, and Jackon Basham participated in a flag raising ceremony for a United States Flag that was flown over the Arizona Memorial. The flag was donated by Jim Jackson (pictured center). Also participating in the ceremony were Dogwood custodian Nona Stegall and Dogwood principal Shawn Dandoy.

Camdenton R-III School District Dogwood Elementary students, pictured from left, Dominic Keeney, Sophia Schaefer, Stormy Wise, Dakota Hawksley, Carley Kupfer, Caden Kowal, Cole Kirksey, Adeline Whidden, and Jackon Basham participated in a flag raising ceremony for a United States Flag that was flown over the Arizona Memorial. The flag was donated by Jim Jackson (pictured center). Also participating in the ceremony were Dogwood custodian Nona Stegall and Dogwood principal Shawn Dandoy.

Camdenton R-III School District’s Dogwood Elementary is the proud recipient of a United States Flag that was flown over the Arizona Memorial on Sept. 4, 1979.

The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is a marble memorial built over the sunken USS Arizona to memorialize the tragedy of that day, Dec. 7, 1941.

Jim Jackson, a 1957 alumnus of Camdenton and a military veteran himself, has generously donated the flag to Dogwood Elementary in honor of his father, Otos Jackson, who gave the flag to him.

Principal Shawn Dandoy, along with nine Dogwood Elementary students, was given the opportunity to participate in the flag raising ceremony.

The flag was raised and then lowered to half-mast in honor of our military and those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor 71 years ago. The flag is encased in a shadow box, which will be placed in the display case at the entrance of Dogwood Elementary.

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