WAVE THAT FLAG — Students and staff members from Springville Elementary School are pictured assembled on the school’s back lawn for Flag Day ceremonies.
The faculty, staff and students of Springville Elementary School celebrate Flag Day each year, with teachers’ providing flags for their students to wave as they participate in the events.
Boy Scouts provided a color guard for the flag, with area veterans’ looking on. Students gave speeches, sang flag songs and heard trumpets.
FALLING FROM THE HEAVENS — Skydivers are pictured after their jump, from left: Ed Gath, Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District substitute teacher, Jomon King and Carol Gath, wife of Ed Gath’s and a technology teacher at Frontier Middle School.
At the conclusion of the traditional festivities, an airplane began to circle and Jomon King parachuted down onto the school field. The jumper, who has completed 3,300 jumps, landed in a green, high-performance parachute. Next in was Carol Gath, with 3,000 jumps to her credit.
Ed Gath was the last to arrive, carrying the American flag that unfurled around his feet.
Gath’s father Paul was the pilot of the Cessna 206 airplane. Both he and his son have more than 6,000 jumps to their credit. The jumpers left the plane at 4,500 feet and landed in front of the assembled students.