"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."
How often have we said these inspiring words? I remember those early years in school and beginning my day standing with my class, putting my right hand over my heart, and proudly joining with the teacher and fellow students in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Since then I have had many opportunities to repeat those beautiful words at the beginning public events.
The original Pledge of Allegiance was written by Baptist minister Francis Bellamy in 1892 and published in the children’s magazine, The Youth’s Companion, as part of the 400th anniversary celebration of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas.
June has many days to celebrate but one of my favorites is June 14th, Flag Day! When I started my career at Crestwood I wasn't even aware of Flag Day or imagine celebrating it but some of my most favorite events and fondest memories are of our Flag Day event. You will want to be a part of the rich tradition this year to add to your own memories.