To encourage and fortify relationships between military service members, veterans, their families, their friends, and their Country; to nurture the path of communication for everyone, ensuring that no one is alone or left behind; and proving that we have not, are not, and will never forget the nobility of their sacrifices.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Pledge Of Allegiance

I am a substitute teacher.  I have every class I'm teaching say the Pledge of Allegiance. I can also say, EVERY teacher's class I've visited has their class say it too. This makes me proud and I hope it continues.

There has only been one instance where a boy didn't stand or take off his hat.  The other children in the class took it upon themselves to tell this boy to stop disrespecting OUR Country and the people who fight for OUR Flag. I told the class the boy had the right not to stand or take his hat off. The entire class gave the boy a look that said if he didn't respect the Pledge of Allegiance the other kids would take the issue up again at recess. The boy stood taking of his hat. He said every word. I think this particular kid was just trying to give me a hard time because I was a substitute, not because he had any one particular belief.

In the future I will carry a copy of this cartoon with me when I teach. I think it's important for the children to know they are not really disrespecting me when they refuse to say the Pledge of Allegiance as the cartoon below shows.

What is your opinion on The Pledge Of Allegiance being said in schools?

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