Faith and The Flag
Daily News photos by Sheila Smith
Bethel Christian School students joined millions of their peers across the country this morning to observe the annual See You at the Pole prayer gathering.
The Eagles sang a few patriotic hymns then joined hands to pray for their country, also taking the time to thank God for their religious and political freedoms.
According to a report from the Associated Press, private and public schools across the nation hosted similar See You at the Pole events. The First Amendment guarantees students the right to pray on school grounds. During any non-instructional time-before or after school, in between classes, during the lunch hour, or on the playing field-students may express their opinions verbally or in writing. Prayer is a form of speech, and therefore during non-instructional time, students have the constitutional right to pray individually or in groups.
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