Organizers say the "See You at the Pole" event will kick off at 7 a.m. Wednesday, and is a good opportunity to pray for our schools, students, school staff and nation.
In past years, members of Deming’s Jr. ROTC raise the flag at 7 a.m. on the flag pole in front of Deming High School.
There traditionally is praise and worship music, and an open microphone for students and community members to share.
"See You at the Pole" was started in 1990 by some teens in Burleson, Texas, who felt compelled to pray so they went to three
different schools and prayed at each schools' flagpole. From there, a challenge was issued to students throughout Texas to meet at their flagpoles and pray simultaneously. The concept ballooned as word spread through youth ministers and organizations reporting that students across the country were feeling the same burden for their schools as the Texas students had.
"See You at the Pole" is not a formal event, but more of a non-denominational prayer gathering. People sing, read from the Bible and pray -- some out loud and some silently.
The event will be held this Wednesday at the flag pole in front of Deming High School.Anyone interested is invited to attend.