For 127 years, the Transfer of Flags Ceremony has been the oldest surviving tradition in the Rochester City School District. The ceremony was first proposed by one of our founders, Captain Henry Lomb, as a way of honoring one student from each of the district's 32 schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated citizenship. These students, called "Standard Bearers," are awarded a medal from Bausch + Lomb at each year's Transfer of Flags Ceremony, where they take part in transferring the flags to new students. We are honored to see the legacy of Captain Henry Lomb still being carried out in the city where the company was founded.