November 17, 2011 at 8:35 a.m.
"A couple of the members that were with us had directly experienced life in the former Soviet Union. They remember invasions and some had family members taken from them and 'shipped away,' said Plante. "They have been a free country now since 1991, so instilling patriotism in young people is very important. They were amazed and impressed to see that an American flag is found in every classroom. It's a constant reminder of how great our country is and how fortunate it is to be the 'land of the free.'"
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