©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson
Every day, we pledge the flag.
I say the words real loud.
I stand up straight and tall because
it makes me feel so proud.
My daddy is a soldier, and
the flag makes him proud, too.
He fights for what it stands for.
It stands for me and you.
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Does your child know the pledge of allegiance? Does he have frequent opportunities to recite it? Is he aware of what the flag stands for and how many brave men and women have died defending it? If we are relying upon the schools to teach our children these things, we will probably be disappointed. Perhaps it’s time to teach the children ourselves, as parents, to honor this country and its symbols.
At least these three children have a school that is not afraid to show some patriotism. And that is heartening.