Every day flags fly outside schools across the country.

But the Stars and Stripes at one Sioux Falls school will now have a special story behind them.

Today, South Dakota Representative Kristi Noem presented a new flag to Rosa Parks Elementary.

The flag flew above the U.S. Capitol on February 27th -- the same day a statue of Rosa Parks was dedicated in the Statuary Hall. Congresswoman Noem told KSFY News, "A lot of times when kids talk about the U-S capitol, they see a picture in a book they might see it on TV. But when they look at a flag that actually has been there and has flown over that building that's pretty special to them it might inspire them to go there some day and see, to get involved and pay attention to things that deal with Washington DC on TV."

Parks was the first black woman to be honored with a life-sized statue at the capitol.

 

To read more: http://www.ksfy.com/story/21823568/historic-flag-presented-to-students-of-rosa-parks-elementary

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