While part of me says, “hey, this is kind of cool”, another part of me just feels this is a little strange. But, maybe it is a good thing . . . a little reverence for a great, historic state. At the same time, isn’t this the kind of thing you do when an organization is starting? I mean . . . I am really into Tennessee history. And, I had no idea that someone had written a salute. Interesting. Oh, well, I doubt most adults will go back and learn the salute. Here, I have my own suggestion for a Tennessee pledge . . .
“I pledge allegiance to the flag, you know the one with three stars on it . . .
And, to the three very diverse and ideologically distinct grand divisions.
One state, under massive financial strain, indivisible (except when the Vols and Dores play each Fall).
With liberty – except for the huge state sales tax – and justice for all.”
I doubt my version has the fervor of the one that has already been written.
Blogging will be light for the rest of the week. I am leaving for L.A. today to be best man in a dear Navy friend’s wedding. I’ll post pics of the Catalina Islands (where the wedding is) when I return. Adios!