Pledge of Allegiance Program
Members of VFW Post 5815 and its Ladies Auxiliary give presentations about the history of the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance to about 400-600 kindergartners and first graders in Lombard, IL, during August through October. Each kindergarten and first grade class that participates receives a laminated copy of the Pledge of Allegiance, a letter from the VFW, and a folder. Each child receives a Pledge of Allegiance pencil, a patriotic coloring book, and a ruler with the names and images of all the U.S. Presidents, along with a certificate to be presented by the teacher upon successfully learning the words of the Pledge.
This program had begun as a pilot program at Park View School in 2006. In 2008 every kindergarten class in the Village of Lombard was sent an invitation to participate, and the presentation itself was expanded.
The two kindergarten teachers from Park View School posed with the three VFW members following the program in September 2008. Pictured (left to right) are Sigmund Faber, Romona Valenti, Giuseppe Volpe, Laura Pepke, and George Miller with the kindergarten teachers of Park View School.
The program was also presented on the Lombard cable channel's television program "Schoolscape" and at a district boy scout and cub scout program.
This page last updated July 20, 2010