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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 27, 2017 PAGE 3 Fort Hood Soldiers Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Teach Flag Etiquette at Elementary School Story and photos by Michael M. Novogradac, U.S. Army Operational Test Command Public Affairs Website: www.BostonPostGazette .corn Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette; 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James K Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 121 - No. 4 Friday, January 27, 2017 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. hoto by Sal Giarratani) 9 by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari Sgt. Ist Class Benito Santos, d research development test and evaluation non-commissioned officer in Operational Test Command's Maneuver Test Directorate, trains fifth-graders how to unfold the flag at Florence Elementary School, Florence Texas, on January 20, 2017. Five Army soldiers made a going to be a huge change," she just depends on how you want difference in how students at said. to spend it. Do you want to Florence Elementary School "The students were managing,spend it on yourself, or do you here hoist the American flagbut -- you know what? To do want to spend it on someone in the morning and lower it at the due honor that it deserves? else? day's end. We're ready for it now. It's a ~If you wait around to get As part of Fort Hood, Texas'wonderful .partnership to have tasked, you may never get "Adopt-A-School" program, the with these soldiers." an opportunity," he said. "If U.S. Army Operational Test One volunteer soldier talkedyou look around and you ask, Command (OTC) provided flag about his crack at volunteering, then you probably have the etiquette training to fourth- and and the upshot that came with. opportunity. I'd bet there's not fifth-graders, was told last week, 'Hey be a grade school or community "The soldiers did an sure you're clear Friday because organization that wouldn't absolute[ly] fantastic job talking we got to go over to the school take a volunteer to come down about the responsibility of and show these kids the flag,'" and speak to the young folks. soldiers, the meaning behindsaid Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Neal, a Without a doubt." the flag, and why we honor the research development test and A s t h e A r m y' s o n I y flag," said Kay Bradford, school evaluation non-commissioned independent operational tester, principal, officer with OTC's Maneuver OTC tests and assesses Army, "Our kiddos were listening Test Directorate. joint, and multi-service war intently. They all don't know ~Sometimes, you get tasked, fighting systems in realistic flag etiquette," she continued. You don't get asked. You getoperational environments, "I know they will remember how tasked." he said with a laugh, using typical soldiers to to do that because they were"That's what we say in the determine whether the systems listening and they just fell on Army. And, you know what? are effective, suitable, and every single word those soldiers I know every one of us wouldsurvivable. OTC is required were saying, out of respect." come back next week if they by public law to test major Bradford said she used two let us. systems before they are fielded students to handle flag duties, "I didn't know it would be near to its ultimate customer -- the but after the training, she as fun as it was." American soldier. decided to have four. Neal said the experience also For more information contact: "They were not folding the flag gave him reason to talk to U.S. Army OTC at 254-288- properly, but they were doing others about volunteering. 9110, 678-767-7849 or go to: their very best understanding of "Everybody's got the same, novogradac.dv@maff. how to do that, so I know that's hours in their day," he said. "It m/l ry Meetin The Italian-American Cultural Organization (IACO), will be hosting its Annual Italian Movie Night on Monday, February 6th, at 7:00 pm, This year's movie will be Big Night, a 1996 drama/romance. Directors Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci, Writers Stanley Tucci and Joseph Tropiano. The story is set in the U.S.A., in late 1950, and is about a failing Italian restaurant run by two Italian brothers who gamble on a special night to try to save their business. It is a move which looks like it's about Italian food but it's actually about the search for the American dream, struggles, and conflict of the Italian immigrant. "This is a warm-hearted movie with great deal of humor that rates an A+." -- Robert D. Ruplenas of IMDb IACO is located at Grove Manor, 160 Grove Street, rear building, Braintree MA. Refreshments will be served. (IA CO} Italian-American Cultural Organization of the South Shore; An Italian culture group that fosters a greater awareness about the Italian cul- ture based on the South Shore of Massachusetts. Pirandello Lyceum Film Frank Ciano, president of the Pirandello encourage illegal immigration. An old fisherman On Sunday, January 15th, friends of Vincenza Raspa (known Lyceum, has announced the presentation ofcannot watch as the immigrants drown and he as Vy to most of us) gathered at her apartment to celebrate her Terraferma, (Dry Land) an Italian film with rescues a mother, who is expecting a child, and 104th Birthday. Festivities began with a Mass celebrated by Father English subtitles. It will be shown on Saturday her young son. This causes problems in the old Antonio Nardoianni OFM, Pastor of Saint Leonard Parish, in Vy's morning, February 4th, at Boston's North End man's family who are fearful of being arrested. living room, followed by cake and coffee, library, 25 Parmenter Street. Caffe e biscotti The old man's grandson, Filippo, later out to sea Vy, a lifelong resident of the North End, has occupied the same will be served at 10:15am; the film will begin at with a tourist friend, comes across another group apartment her entire life. Devoted to Sacred Heart Church, now 10:30 am (SHARP). The film is free. Seating is of drowning immigrants and is faced with a great part of Saint Leonard Parish, Vy was President of the Saint Rita limited, dilemma of what action to take which is depicted Society, a member of the Rosary Group and Altar committee, and a Dr. Anna Rocca, Pirandello board member, in the dramatic end of the film. recipient of the Cardinal's Cheverus Award, given annually around will present the film, which takes place on the WEATHER ADVISORY -- If the library is open, the Feast of Christ the King for a lifetime of faithful devotion and Sicilian Island where fishermen are punished the film will be shown. The library telephone service to the Church. We wish Vy God's blessings, happiness, for saving illegal immigrants from the ocean number is 617-227-8135: Pirandello and film and good health in the coming year. because the government believes such actions information call 781-640-3637.