On January 9, 1942, the State Board of Education adopted a resolution mandating the salute to the flag as a regular part of school activities for teachers and students. The following year, the law requiring such a salute was found unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.
Barnette v. Board of Education (1942)
West Virginia State Board of Education Resolution on Salute to the Flag
"Flag Salute Rule Voided"
On This Day in West Virginia History: January