This Week's Story

The Pledge of Allegiance with a Ripped Rayon Cloth

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We are not worshipping this torn flag. It represents dreams and goals for life in our country.

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Over the speaker system came the principal’s voice. “We will do the Pledge of Allegiance now.” My students stood.

We faced the flag suspended above the front blackboard. It was a pathetic piece of ripped rayon with dangling threads. Every time I looked at it, I was irritated. I should ask for permission to replace it.

As students mumbled...
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