The Next Day

I don’t know about you, but I’m thankful all the political advertisements are over.  No wonder people get tired of hearing the ad’s because the political talk for this race started 600 days ago.

One summer, when we were living in Cameroon, I decided to have a summer learning about the USA.  I wanted our boys to know the Pledge of Allegiance.  I wanted our boys to know the American symbols – eagle, flag, etc…  I wanted our boys to know the significance of 9/11.  I wanted our boys to know the reason we celebrate Thanksgiving and 4th of July.  I wanted our boys to know how our nation was founded.  I wanted our boys to know how voting happens (democracy isn’t global).  We weren’t living where they would automatically be exposed to or taught about those things.  The USA is a great nation full of people from all over the world blended together, full of abundance and whether you believe it or not, spoiled from coast to coast.

Every morning at Jonah’s school they begin with an opening assembly time called Morning Motivator.  They kick this time off by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

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.


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2 Responses to The Next Day

  1. Pop-pop says:

    I couldn’t agree more – we are spoiled from coast to coast. As Thanksgiving approaches, this is a great reminder to remember how blessed we are as individuals and a nation. And I am most thankful Jonah’s school begins the day with the pledge of allegiance. A great reminder every day.

  2. Tracy Pickett says:

    Wonderful post!! >

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