There’s a lot going on in the United States right now: race riots in Ferguson, the US battling ISIS, the growing level of income inequality, etc. And I know for all of us the 13th anniversary of 9/11 has weighed heavy on our hearts and minds this week.
However, every now and then, no matter how bad things look, something will happen to make you proud to be an American. You’ll remember that despite our history, this is still a land of promise, and that there is still hope for the next generation.
For us, that was hearing Lauren recite the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time. In reviewing her weekly syllabus from school I saw that the theme for the week was “citizenship”, and the word of the week was “allegiance”. So after a quick talk this morning about what it means to have good citizenship, I asked her if she knew the pledge. She said yes and recited it perfectly. I was so excited, I had her go upstairs and do it for her Dad, and this is the video we got: (Warning: it gets pretty loud at the end)
It was a great memory to capture of a little citizen in the making.