Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Taking the Pledge

My grandson (in the middle) takes the pledge of allegiance seriously...
(even though he does put the wrong hand over his heart) ;)

©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson


Every day, we pledge the flag.

I say the words real loud.

I stand up straight and tall because

it makes me feel so proud.


My daddy is a soldier, and

the flag makes him proud, too.

He fights for what it stands for.

It stands for me and you.

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25 comments:

Karen Mortensen said...

That picture is so sweet. Try saying the pledge in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on the 24th of July and not have tears streaming down your face. I love saying the pledge.

Jessica said...

Awww, that is a sweet picture! He is a cutie.

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Love that picture!!! so sweet :) And what a great poem... Thank you for sharing... Happy Tuesday Sue!!

Grandma Honey said...

And that little boy to his left is looking at Bryce like he wants to be just like him.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

very cute!

Brian Miller said...

love the kids voice you capture in this...and for the kids whose moms or dads serve, thank you.

Dixie Mom said...

So darling!! At first I read your post to say...taking the 'plunge'! But this is much better. I don't know why but more then ever I'm looking forward to this time of year. I don't think we even have plans for the 4th and I don't think this town offers much but I'm just so grateful for our country...our flag...and our freedom! I'm so glad that children are still being taught the Pledge of Allegiance too!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Sue- that is an excellent thing for a young man to do- so happy that he is so proud of his country.

karen said...

What a darling picture. He's such a cute little boy.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Perfect!! And such a great poem to go along with the picture! There is nothing quite as cheery as looking at a group of children learning to be patriotic! :)

Cheryl said...

Looks like the little girl has her bases covered. Even though the boys got the hand wrong, they look like they got it wrong with pride.

Jenny said...

Oh Sue. So precious!

Em said...

this makes me want to go by a flag or something.

Uyen said...

what a great post, Sue. Your grandson is super adorable!

Darlene said...

Wow! That really made me cry! I absolutely love this poem and it is so timely right now. I hate the people who are trying to omit {One nation}, UNDER GOD,INDIVISIBLE.......... We all knew about them trying to eliminate the "under God" but to now add indivisible is just awful. Think what it would mean to have our country divisible. I love this poem, Sue. I always get weepy whenever a patriotic song is sung, or when the flag goes by.

LeAnn said...

What a priceless picture and a wonderful poem. I am so happy to have found you. Your writings always inspire me.
Blessings to you!
Keep me updated on your sweet mom; I miss her posts.

Tara said...

Oh my goodness, how sweet. Makes me smile...

Connie said...

Fabulous poem, Sue. Very cute picture of your grandson. He just used his OTHER right hand.

Katie said...

Hi Sue! Just heard your son got into UCI medical school!!!! AWESOME! Couldn't be happier for you both. Great news :)

Tiffany said...

Love this post...we should all say the pledge with such attentiveness!

Tiffany

Stef said...

Amen!

Leovi said...

Beautiful oath, a solemn picture.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I was a serious elementary school pledge-er myself...but you know when it really came to mean something serious? When I was in the Air Force.

patty said...

so sweet.. but the "tree-mendous" shot? stunning!
patty@www.findingserendipity.com

anitamombanita said...

What a little cutie. And even though he's got the wrong hand, he's a natural leader... his little friend seems to be taking his cues on how to say the pledge properly (or almost properly)!

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