Stars and stripes

PROSPECT – As they have every year for since the 1940s, students at Algonquin School commemorated Memorial Day Thursday with a ceremony on the Town Green. Dressed in their best red, white, and blue, students marched to the green from their school. Several student speakers led the Pledge of Allegiance, the “Star-Spangled Banner,” “Yankee Doodle,” and other patriotic classics. A color guard marched around the Civil War Memorial and flower girls placed flowers at its base. Parents, teachers, and classmates gathered around the green to watch the performance.