U.S. Army Soldier presents special flag to Southside High School

Vet Day Ceremony
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Pablo Escalante, left, smiles as he looks at students cheering “U-S-A! U-S-A!” Pictured also is Freedom Elementary 5th grader Alexander Garcia, and his father, Southside HS Asst. Principal Fernando Garcia.

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer and Southside High School 1981 graduate Pablo Escalante presented a special flag for Veterans Day to his alma mater. Last September, in honor of Patriots Day, Chief Escalante presented the American flag to Freedom Elementary to care for until this special day. During a ceremony at the high school, Freedom Elementary 5th grader Alexander Garcia presented the flag to Chief Escalante. The soldier then presented the flag to Southside High School, represented by Assistant Principal Fernando Garcia. Mr. Garcia is also the father of Alexander. Chief Escalante remains a loyal Southside Cardinal.  He flew the flag in Iraq in 2011 in honor of Southside ISD and all that it represents. We are grateful to all our veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces for their service to the United States of America!