Flag Raising at Stevens Middle School

Flag Raising at Stevens Middle School
Posted on 06/18/2018
Flag Raising at Stevens Middle SchoolStevens Middle School was recently gifted a flag from the Lower Elwha Indian Nation. Port Angeles School District installed a second flag holder on the flag pole in order to accommodate raising the flag. United States Flag protocol allows for flags from states and other sovereign nations to be flown below the U.S. Flag. 

When a flag is gifted from an Indian Nation, a protocol must be followed before the flag is hoisted for the first time, Principal Ryan Stevens explained.

A small contingent of the Lower Elwha drum group, Native American students, and some Elders assembled in front of the school at the flag pole Friday morning to honor the flag as it was raised for the first time.

Flag Pole CeremonyPhotos by Patsene Dashiell/Port Angeles School District:
SMS flag raising group pic -  Students display smaller versions of the Elwha Klallam Tribe flag at a flag raising ceremony at Stevens Middle School.  From left:  Lexi King, Christopher Brown, Pierce Black Crow, Nason Martinez, Sahnai Charles, Seneca Ripley, Antonio Martinez-Boyd, Emalya Salazar, Hayden Ferrel, Vivian Peters, Daniel Cable, and Quanah Wheeler.

SMS flag raising 1 – The Elwha Klallam Tribal flag, raised for the first time during a ceremony on June 15, will now be flown daily below the U.S. flag in front of Stevens Middle School.

For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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