Help fly a flag in the classroom

american flag

A new state law requiring every Arizona public classroom to display a U.S. flag and copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights goes into effect July 4 of this year, and NAU has introduced a way to help ease the financial burden of outfitting more than 300 of its classrooms with the required materials.

With an approximate cost of $100 per flag, including labor and mounting materials, the Flags for the Classroom program is seeking donors for flags and display materials to the university in return for a permanent plaque or sign by each flag crediting the donor.

Participants can send U.S. flags and mounting materials to the NAU Foundation, Northern Arizona University, Old Main, Building 10, McMullen Circle, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Flags must be made in the United States, at least 2-feet x 3-feet in size and constructed and displayed in accordance with the United States code, title 4.

Or donors may contribute funding for the project in lieu of actual flags by giving to the “Flags for the Classroom” fund via NAU’s secure¬†online website.

For information, contact Stephen Riggs, director of the NAU Fund, at (928) 523-5051.