Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Refreshing Reminder...

My sister-in-law recently sent this video of Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance to me. I'd seen the clip before, but it had been a very long time since I'd watched it. I say the pledge every day at school, and I'm ashamed to say that I don't pay much attention to what it means. I'm usually thinking about the lesson I'm about to teach, or things I must accomplish at work. The pledge has simply become part of the morning routine. It was refreshing to be reminded that what we recite each day is a powerful promise to uphold the freedoms that were so hard won.

I have always loved Red Skelton. I hope you enjoy him too.

5 comments:

juliakarr said...

I am a huge Red Skelton fan & this is awesome. Thanks for the reminder!

Bish Denham said...

I adore Red Skelton and love his explanation of The Pledge.

Rena said...

This is a great clip!

juliakarr said...

Hey Nora! Thanks (I think *grins*) for the award! I'm off to be creative! lol!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This makes me long for kinder, gentler days. Thank you for sharing this clip. I am refreshed.