Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Raise those young'ins right.

It is important to keep in mind that we are our children's best example of what it means to be an American. I know it's just one more thing for us to do as parents: make the lunches, drive them to soccer practice, prevent them from turning out Democrat--and now add to that we are supposed to make them good citizens too?!?! Sheesh. Shoulda raised German Shepherds, right?

Well, help is here. You can make the start by teaching your child The Pledge of Allegiance. In case you have forgotten it since 7th grade (though in my experience, those of you readers who have been out of 7th grade an appreciable amount of time probably will never forget it) here it is:

Recite by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.

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. (Title 4 USC)

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