Thanks to a few different Fremont County veterans groups, every Riverton High School classroom has a brand new American flag to display.
During the first week of classes in August, the RHS Facebook page announced their thanks to the Veteran’s Hall, Marine Corps Detachment 683, American Legion 19, VFW 3628, and specifically veteran Jim Arndt, for helping them obtain the flags.
Riverton High School Principal, John Griffith told us that in a survey, RHS students said overwhelmingly they were in favor of saying the Pledge of Allegiance every day, “it started with a School Voice Survey from Quaglia Institute that we have done for five years now that is about student aspirations and how they perceive their school. The basic premise is, if you listen to your students they’ll tell you how to improve their school experience and therefore, be more successful. Our counselors take that data to every student over the course of a few weeks in classrooms. One resounding thing we heard over and over was that our students wanted to say the pledge of allegiance every day.”
Griffith then credited RHS English teacher Margaret Murray, who he said “really spearheaded this operation.” He added, “Margaret volunteered to take it on and started meeting with the local veterans groups.”
The local veterans groups supplied over 70 flags for the building.