Making a Difference: Flags of Valor
Grades: 3 - 12

Video Description: Learn why hundreds of Flags of Valor volunteers placed more than 7,600 flags on St. Louis’ Art Hill to pay tribute to the members of the United States armed services killed in the line of duty since 9/11. Each flag bore the photograph and dog tag of one of those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Character-130**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use this video and other interview videos in our “Making a Difference” focus area as part of a jigsaw activity with different groups of students watching different videos. What characteristics of positive character do they see in the video? What do they believe they can take away from the video and use in their own lives as they think about how they interact with their peers and others in their community? Have each group create a presentation and share with the class.
  • Use the video as inspiration for students as they brainstorm their own ideas for a siimilar type of display in your community.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.