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Good morning / afternoon / evening, __(insert name of your group - like "Heritage Elementary" or "Scout Troop")__.
Welcomes to this week's Pre-Pledge Tribute
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[ for the week of Aug 26- Sep 1 ]
THIS WEEK'S FALLEN PATRIOTS TO HONOR:
There was one fallen soldier in the Global War on Terror last week.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin was killed when his 'Night Stalkers,' an Army Special Operations flight group, helicopter crashed in Iraq last Monday.
[ GO HERE to learn more about CWO3 Galvin and his outstanding career ]
Watch special flag ceremony conducted y-day at Flag Steward CP to honor this past week’s GWOT fallen : US Army CWO3 Taylor Galvin @flagguy3063 @HonoredValor @SEALofHonor @andyoaklee @GreenBeretFound @DougBaldwinJr @VetsandPlayers @TaskandPurpose @blckriflecoffee @Gruntstyle pic.twitter.com/z8RNfT2cjM— Flag Steward (@FlagSteward) August 26, 2018
Back on the homefront ...
One law enforcement officer died in the line of duty last week.
Deputy Ben Zirbel of Clay County, Florida was killed in a police motorcycle accident.
Please, pray for all these fallen patriots and their family and friends in mourning.
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Officer Down Memorial Page]
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THIS WEEK'S REMINDER FROM OUR FLAG:
... I have a dream ... that all men are created equal ...
During this week in American history, on August 28, 1963, to be exact, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave his emotional "I have a dream" speech to more than 100,000 demonstrators in Washington, D.C.. His speech helped motivate Americans to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - which outlawed discrimination (being unfair) to folks based on their race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.
Let's listen to portions of his historic speech.
Now, please, stand, place your hand upon your heart, and make the Pledge of Allegiance more meaningful by honoring Our Flag and all the inspiring stories it tells - like that Martin Luther King Jr. and his pursuit of equality.
Thanks for participating in today's
Flag Steward Pre-Pledge Tribute
Now, go be a good citizen!!!
END OF CEREMONY
In God We Trust
(Official motto of the United States of America)
The U.S. Flag Code:
provides Our Flag's Rules and Regulations
[HIGHLIGHTS OF: The U.S. Flag Code stating how citizens should conduct themselves during this ceremony is below.]
Title 36, Chapter 10 PATRIOTIC CUSTOMS
National anthem; Star-Spangled Banner, conduct during playing:
During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should render the military salute at the first note of the anthem and retain this position until the last note. When the flag is not displayed, those present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed there.
Note: A new law was passed on October 30, 2008 that authorizes veterans and active-duty military not in uniform can now render the military-style hand salute during the playing of the national anthem. This publication is currently being updated to reflect the new law.
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag; manner of delivery:
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, "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.", should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.
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