COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 34

May 28, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Pledge Across America

 

Students across the nation will have an opportunity to participate in the annual Pledge Across America along with President Bush and Secretary Rod Paige on October 11, 2002. Celebration U.S.A.,Inc., with the support of the United States Department of Education, sponsors this program and provides free resources for educators to support the teaching of American history and citizenship.

 

President Bush has called on educators to increase students understanding and appreciation of the foundations of our country and to instill in our students a greater appreciation for American citizenship. The Pledge Across America program is one activity that promotes an appreciation for American citizenship.

 

Information on Pledge Across America and the resources Celebration U.S.A., Inc. has to offer can be located on the Internet at http://www.celebrationUSA.org.

 

For further information, please contact Colleen C. Bryant (mailto:cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary history and social science specialist, at (804) 786-4640.

 

 

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