Fourth of July and Pledge of Allegiance

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Happy Fourth of July! Your Business Blogger is a Flag Waver. And got college course credit for the effort.

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Your Business Blogger with the American Flag,

Foreman Field, Old Dominion University


One of my Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) responsibilities was as a member of the Color Guard. Our job was to present the colors at various functions on various holidays. For the singing of the National Anthem or the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Rather patriotic displays.

This morning the Penta-Posse carried The Flag on their bikes in the local Fourth of July parade in our neighborhood.

Fire trucks, police motorcycles, pancakes.

Because he had the biggest flag, The Dude got to lead the parade. And we look forward to the fireworks tonight.

Pure emotion. Respect. And celebration for the American Revolution.

The American Experiment.

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Your Business Blogger with the flag of the

Commonwealth of Virginia Kevin Emdee, on left with weapon would later be in my wedding. He attended without the M-14.

Yes, the state standard is not vertical. The photographer insisted that I move the flag as to not obscure my visage.

I readily complied to his reasonable request.

And breaking protocol for a greater good.

Happy Independence Day! From Your (insufferable) Business Blogger.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Listen to Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance. Credit to Bob Miller via John Howland.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG,

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS,

ONE NATION UNDER GOD,

INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

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