As I travel across the country presenting our educators seminar "Faith, Freedom & Public Schools," I always ask the audience if they teach their students the meaning of each phrase of the Pledge of Allegiance. Few, if any, hands go up. With Flag Day approaching (June 14) and Independence Day soon to follow it is a good time to help students learn to more fully appreciate concepts expressed in the Pledge such as liberty, justice, national unity, and recognizing that our freedoms come from God, not the State.
Parents can teach their children the meaning of the Pledge at home. Here's a link to a simple lesson you can read to your children at dinner or you can pass along to educators to teach in their classrooms.