Monday

One State Under God

I had something I wanted to post about but I'm incredibly tired and stressed at the moment. Something happened this weekend that kicked my butt and my tired brain hasn't recovered yet.

I did want to mention this though. When Lamb started kindergarten, we had only lived here for a year. She came home that first day and informed us that they pledged allegiance to the flag. I thought that was pretty cool since the Memphis schools had stopped that. Then in the next breath, she informed us that they also pledged to the Texas flag. I have to admit that I didn't believe her. I had never heard of such a thing. The next time I saw her teacher, I asked, and sure enough, they do. It went like this:

Honor the Texas flag
I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas
One and indivisible
Over the summer, legislature decided to revamp the pledge. Now we say this (& I hope I get it right as it's still brand new to me):

Honor the Texas flag
I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas,
One state under God,
One and indivisible


After 9/11, we also incorporated a Moment of Silence into our morning routine. Not sure if it was related, and now that I think of it, I might be lying about when it started, but anyway....I like it because it gives me a chance to pray for the students as they get ready for their day.



We will never forget
September 11, 2001

8 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

We will never forget.

coastie bro said...

i guess there is good things about TX. they have the courage to say the pledge and even make ppl do it to the state. Then they palce Under God. how wonderful is that. if only all the states would do that. Bring pride back to the country. then we would not have all these ppl out there protesting and we would not be in the trouble we are in now. We then could say screw you we are going to kick the crap out of you. so start being scared!!!

coastie bro said...

i felt bad today. I asked why are the flags half masted, what dumb butt politician past away this time. then somone informed me that it was 9/11 today. oops sorry. i do not keep tabs on the days any more. i either work or i am off. that is all i need ot know.

Stacey said...

My teens told me they did not observe the moment of silence they have in years past. How sad. How quickly they forget. xoxo

D... said...

Don't feel bad, CB. I think you are entitled to forget what the dates are.

Bubba's Sis said...

Little Son told me this morning that he prays every morning during the moment of silence. I'm so proud!!

Bubba's Sis said...

Of course he could be praying, "Please God let me get a Wii for Christmas...."

D... said...

You certainly should be proud! Bear prays too and it could be for the same thing! Hee! It doesn't help that his daddy is on the Wii bandwagon as well.

Our boys are so good that I bet the Wii is the afterthought prayer. ;)