Kindergarten was an exciting time for many of us, filled with memories of making macaroni necklaces and learning the fundamentals. One tradition that still stands out is reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the school flag each morning.
Lacey Nicole Holmes, a Texas parent, recently shared a video on Facebook that has brought tears to many viewers. The video features her two-and-a-half-year-old son repeating the Pledge of Allegiance in their living room.
This young boy is dressed in a monster truck t-shirt, with his right hand over his heart, ready to show off what he’s learned. He even instructs his mother to start recording before beginning his patriotic performance. Although there is no American flag visible in the video, the toddler’s eyes look upward as if he is imagining one in the background.
His pronunciation of the words may not be perfect, but it’s clear that this child knows the Pledge of Allegiance by heart. The way he says the words is nothing short of adorable.
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, but it has evolved over time. The original version did not include the words “under God” and referred to loyalty to the flag and the Republic it represented. The words “the flag of the United States of America” were added in 1923, and “under God” was added in 1954.
This video serves as a reminder of the patriotism and love for our country that begins at a young age.