by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret.), ©2015, Chairman, CombatVeteransForCongress

(Nov. 9, 2015) — By clicking on the below-listed link, you will be able to view the activities of children in the dependent housing area playground on a Marine Corps military installation.  Their activities change when they hear the call to Evening Colors (the ceremony to lower the American Flag at the end of day).  The Army and Air Force call the ceremony Retreat.  Lowering of the American Flag ceremonies take place at early evening on all military bases.

Notice the respect those young military dependents have for the American Flag.  Respect for the American Flag has been instilled in those young children by their Marine Corps parents.  If only all the young children in the Republic were as respectful toward the American Flag as the children of the US Marines in the video.  At this period in the history of our nation, students in public schools are not required to stand up and pledge allegiance to the American Flag that members of the US Armed Forces have fought under for 240 years; today, public school students who do not want to participate are allowed to remain seated during the Pledge of Allegiance by their teachers.

Unfortunately, not only do students in public schools not have to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, but teachers conduct the Pledge of Allegiance only once a week; we used to say the Pledge of Allegiance every day.  The American History curriculum that was once taught to all students in public schools has been removed from the school books and is no longer taught in the classroom.

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Tomorrow is the US Marine Corps’ 240th Birthday; God Bless and protect US Marines!  Happy Birthday, Marines!!

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Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt              USN(Ret)

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

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