As the entire Tuckahoe School stood outside around the flagpole in Flag Day, Principal Kevin Storch spoke about the significance of the flag. Earl Rishel, a veteran of WWII and former band teacher, played "Taps" as the National Junior Honor Society raised the flag. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Student Council President Thomas Steinbrecher. Deborah Goodale led the school in singing the National Anthem. The third and fourth grades performed "God Bless the USA." The ceremony concluded with the school singing "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "God Bless America."