The Pledge Of Allegiance

Image used under a Collective Commons License from https://www.mountainhome.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000856251/Mrs Brown, the first year school teacher, advises her class that each school day will start with the “Pledge of Allegiance” and tells the class to all put their right hand over their heart and repeat after her.

As Mrs Brown starts the recitation, she looks around the room and begins to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

I pledge allegiance to the flag……..“, she says, and then pauses as her eyes are drawn to little Andy, who has his hand placed over the right cheek of his bottom.

“Andy, I cannot continue until you put your hand over your heart”, she demands.

Andy looks up and replies, “Please Miss, my hand is over my heart”.

After several more attempts to get Andy to put his hand over his heart, Mrs Brown asks him, “Why do you think that is your heart, Andy?”

“Well Miss”, answers Andy, “‘because every time my Grandma comes to visit she pats me there and says, ‘Bless your little heart‘, and my Grandma never lies”.


Image used under a Collective Commons License from https://www.mountainhome.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000856251/

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