Friday, July 4, 2008

My Young American Patriot

There's my guy, age 9, with his hand over his heart while Taps was playing in the center of downtown Mt. Pleasant on Memorial Day.
My guy on the spectrum (far right) looks forward to the Memorial Day Parade every year despite the fact that not much candy is handed out (much to the chagrin to my little guy on the left.) Flags, however, are given out and he loves that. For you see, my young American Patriot loves everything red, white and blue.
He could recite the Pledge of Allegiance at age four when the word "flag" was one of his favorite words. He now knows most of the the words to our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, and also can sing You're A Grand Old Flag with relish. Someday we'll show him the online archives for the United States where he can learn all about the Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights. I'm glad my guy is interested in our country--where freedom (well a certain amount anyway) is guaranteed to all citizens regardless of ability.
Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!!

1 comment:

Marla said...

Wow! That is amazing. He really knows his stuff! Great pictures.