Berkman receives American flag flown over U.S. Capitol

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“This flag is meant to remind us of the historic relationship between Texas Masons and the public school system and to renew our commitment to all forms of education in Texas.”

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]An American flag once flown over the United State Capitol building is now housed at Berkman Elementary School.

The flag was donated to the school at the weekly Berkman Bee Rally Jan. 29 by members of the Round Rock Masonic Lodge No. 227. The organization’s Master Brian Patton and members Jeremy LeCrone, Tom McGuire and Alexis Ortiz presented the flag to Berkman Principal Kathy Cawthron and spoke to students about the history of education and Claude Berkman.

Berkman was a former master of the Round Rock Masonic Lodge No. 227, which is a reason why receiving the flag was a special honor for the Berkman community, Principal Kathy Cawthron said.

“It is a privilege to be able to address Berkman students, teachers and staff as the Masons of Texas have had a long history with public education,” Round Rock Lodge No. 227 Master Brian Patton said. “This flag is meant to remind us of the historic relationship between Texas Masons and the public school system and to renew our commitment to all forms of education in Texas.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]