COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 23

August 19, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

National Pledge of Freedom September 17, 2003

 

 

The mission of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.) is to train good citizens, develop leaders, and promote love of the United States and its heritage among young people. In support of this mission the N.S.C.A.R. is sponsoring the Pledge of Freedom. This program invites students across America to meet fellow classmates at flagpoles on the morning of September 17, 2003. Students are encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and The Americans Creed. This will commemorate the anniversary of the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution and will honor those who have died in war on terrorism and in war for freedom worldwide.

 

The N.S.C.A.R has developed materials to aid schools in preparing for this event. The materials include a script for a school assembly, teaching materials, public service announcements, and other information to help plan a meaningful, patriotic event. These materials are available at: http://www.nscar.org.

 

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

 

PIW/CCB