My class does the pledge of the allegiance each day. We have already had many teaching points this year about it.
What exactly are the words? First graders tend to get it jumbled up in certain areas. I personally think some adults do as well.
Why do we say it?
Why do we face our American flag when reciting it?
What does it mean?
Not everyone can understand the meaning at all times. Many people have not faced situations where they had to experience all that soldiers of the past were fighting for.
What exactly are freedoms and what do they mean to you?
So much has been going on in our country that has brought the flag and all who fought for it into the center of attention.
And with that, has brought so many opinions.
Veterans are getting asked about so many topics these days. That’s a post for another time and place but I did want to say this…
On Veterans day and always, I would like to say to you veterans, your determination, sacrifices, and bravery keep this country safe. You go many places that many of us would never dare to imagine. You leave your families behind to stand guard not only for us but for those in need. We look around at different places where you stand guard after so much tragedy to protect and defend. There are not enough resources to help you when you return and our country needs to fix that. Better hospitals and mental health programs are needed to help with your return. We must have places you can live and not stand on a corner homeless after all you have done. Our family and so many others are forever grateful.
When we stand to say the pledge, we know there is still justice to be served in this country and rights to be fought for. But we know we have the liberties to fight for those because of what you all have done and continue to do.
So dear veterans, thank you.
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