Did you know today is National Anthem Day? In celebration of the day and in honor of our wonderful country, I thought I’d share a couple of new resources. Namely, our National Anthem and US Pledge Printables.
The song actually has four verses, but the first is the one they sing at parades and political conventions and ball games.
If you live in the US and haven’t taught your children the words to “The Star Spangled Banner” yet, today would be a great day to do that.
And while you are at it, make sure they know the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, as well:
Back when I was growing up, we began every school day by standing at attention and reciting the pledge. There was a love of country and a respect for authority and a civility of manners instilled in us that is sadly missing today. What’s worse, it isn’t only school children who are lacking in the respect and civility department, either, but adults and political candidates and government officials, as well. And that grieves me.
“Make America Great Again” is a worthy goal, but to make it happen, we need more than a slogan on a baseball cap worn by a candidate bent on bullying anybody who disagrees with him.
No, if America is to ever return to greatness, we must first commit to praying for our country, and then we must elect to office men of integrity who are committed to upholding the Constitution. (That’s why I choose Cruz.)
More American Heritage Printables
Want more fun printables for folks who love America and long for it to be great again? You can browse through all of our past patriotic posts by following this link: American Heritage Printables. And for more great quotes from our past commanders-in-chief, check out this President’s Day post.
Or maybe you’d prefer a bound volume. If so, check out my devotional journals. The one in the center of the lineup below, God Bless America, was made just for patriotic citizens like you.
Packed with inspiring thoughts from our founding fathers and other great Americans, this journal will inspire you to think deeply about what it means to be a citizen of this great country. What is our responsibility to the rest of the world? How do we ensure the guiding principles on which our nation was established are never forgotten? Consider how you feel about these matters and use the space provided to write down your thoughts.