Well, opening chapel is over, so the school year has officially begun. If you went to a Christian university, you know all about how big opening chapel is. ACU is no different. We begin with the faculty walking in in their regalia. Here is Josh walking in:
Then comes the parade of flags. It starts with a flag from each country that has a student attending ACU. Then come the state flags from USA. Of course TX is saved for last and the flag carrier must wear boots, a cowboy hat, and wave that flag proudly. Every other flag is lowered as the TX flag passes by- this is some serious TX pride! Here is a video of the end of the parade of flags:
Parade of flags, TX pride
Opening chapel would not be complete without speeches, traditional songs, scripture and prayer. It really is neat to be a part of this ACU tradition again. Plus, this year we have a new university president, so he was inaugurated today as well. Overall, a great morning at ACU and a great start to our 2nd year working here.