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Our National Anthem Rocks!

Flag Superimposed over Gravestones The Star Spangled Banner always makes me feel emotional.  However, THIS version blew me away.

I had to share it with y’all on this Memorial Day weekend.  So… turn up the volume on your device, click the photo and prepare to get goose-bumps!

The Star Spangled Banner

Progress?

Is my estrogen dose too high?

Seriously – when a woman bursts into tears after reading a quote –  ” If we ever forget that we are One Nation  PlegeOfAllegienceUnder God, then we will be a Nation Gone Under”  – Ronald Reagan

Which would you question – her hormone level OR her sanity?

If you ask my husband that question, he will tell you “it doesn’t matter” – and when you ask why, he explains; “because her behavior is exactly the same.”  I suppose to a man it would seem so.

But I digress…

In my day – (oh golly, I must be OLD if I’m saying that!), elementary schools across the USA began each day by pledging allegiance to their country and it’s flag. Then, the teacher did the roll call, and we got down to the business of reading, writing and arithmetic. People used to refer to this as “the three R”s. [I never got that. It is one R, one W, and an A.]

I got emotional because my granddaughters would not have the Pledge of Allegiance in their classroom routine. I could not figure out what happened to remove the flags and the pledge from schools. Was it “offensive” to some parents who had no allegiance to this country? (if that is true, maybe they should move back to whatever country they pledge allegiance to.) Is the pledge too close to being a prayer? Why was it abolished?  I need to Google that issue someday.

When my hubby put up his new flagpole and flew the flag he bought from the White House that was flown on the Capitols flagpole, the day of his grandfather’s birthday. Yep, you can actually get one – who knew?

Our 5-year old granddaughter was staying with us a week in the summer, hubby let her help him run up the flag for its first time flying over our house (which is not white). She got it up there, mostly all by herself. We stood and admired it a while, hubby and I started back to the house, when our granddaughter said, “WAIT!”

She turned to face the flag and with her left hand over her heart, she began, “I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America…”  All three of us continued the pledge. I, of course, had tears running down my face. You just had to be there to feel the impact of her little body leaning backwards to watch the flag while her sweet voice began reciting.

When I told my daughter about that morning, she told me that the daycare both girls attended said the pledge every morning. I think I smiled the rest of the day.  🙂

Hope your day is full of smiles!

♥  TTFN  ♥