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A
SALUTE
TO THE
GREATEST NATION
IN THE WORLD
THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA

An
Inspirational and Motivational 
AMERICANISM PROGRAM
To
Teach

Our Good Children
The
True Meaning and Significance
Of
OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE
PRINCIPLES AND PATRIOTISM
Imparting: 
Awareness-for that which is Right 
 ​​​​​​​​​​​And 
Respect-for that which is Honorable and Good - Others and Oneself

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NINTH TO TWELFTH GRADE AMERICANISM PROGRAM

{Forty-five minutes}

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Beginning

Students
Today is a special day because today you will learn
Why

OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS GREAT!

And why
YOU ARE GREAT!
 By taking part in:
AN AMERICANISM PROGRAM
“A SALUTE TO THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”
My name is Petty Officer Jim Cava, United States Navy Retired.  I will lead you in the program.
I am a combat decorated veteran who served our country proudly as a corpsman (a medic) attached to the 5th Marines in the Vietnam War.
As founder of Operation Red, White and Blue I continue to serve our country proudly by fostering and upholding Our American Heritage, Principles and Patriotism
FOR OUR CREATOR AND COUNTRY

To begin
OUR AMERICANISM PROGRAM
Please stand for Our National Anthem - Our Country’s Song of Greatness
And remain standing for The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag - Our Promise of Loyalty to the United States of America
Students
Please look at our flag and place your hands on your hearts!
“United-As-One”
Please repeat after me!
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Oh, say can you see / Attention, can you see
By the dawn's early light / By the rising sun’s early light
What so proudly we hailed / What so greatly we respected
At the twilight's last gleaming / At the setting sun’s last shining light
Whose broad stripes and bright stars / Whose outstanding stripes and glowing stars 
Through the perilous fight / Through the dangerous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched / Over the walls we watched
Were so gallantly streaming / Were so excellently flowing
And the rocket's red glare / And the rocket's were throwing red hot flames
The bombs bursting in air / The bombs were exploding sharp pieces of metal in all directions
Gave proof through the night / Gave no doubt whatsoever 
That our flag was still there 
Oh, say does that star spangled banner / Attention, does that star sparkling flag
Yet wave / Forever wave
O'er the land of the free / Over the land of the free

And the home of the brave
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Now let us recite
THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
Please repeat after me:

I pledge allegiance / I promise loyalty
To the flag of the United States of America 
And to the republic / And to the government of the people, by the people, for the people 
For which it stands / For which she stands

“One Nation Under God”   
Indivisible / “United-As-One”
With liberty and justice for all


That was terrific!
Give yourselves a big heartfelt round of applause!


THE BATTLE AND THE DEFENSE OF FORT MC HENRY
AN ADVENTURE STORY OF OUR HONORABLE AND BRAVE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS

It was the War of 1812 and once again, America was fighting the British Empire.  The British had captured Washington DC. 
They burned the White House, the Capital and many other buildings and next, they planned to capture the city of Baltimore; America's third largest city. 
Fort McHenry guarded the entrance to Baltimore's important harbor and proudly flew “The Star Spangled Banner.” 
The British were very sure that they would easily win the battle, take Fort McHenry,

 destroy “The Star Spangled Banner” and raise their own flag in victory. 
The British attack on Fort McHenry began early on September 13, 1814 in pouring rain.  
All through the day and into the night for 25 straight hours, thousands of bombs - mortars, rockets and shells battered the fort.  
Five incredible things happened through that perilous (dangerous) fight:
1st) - “The Star Spangled Banner” was never-destroyed!
2nd) - The flag pole that proudly flew “The Star Spangled Banner” never-went-down!
because Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans inside the fort
held-on to the flag pole and some even sacrificed-their-lives so that “The Star Spangled Banner” would not-go-down!
3rd) - Despite their fearsome assault and tremendous fire power the British were defeated, humiliated and forced to retreat!

4th) - The courage and fearlessness of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans in defending Fort McHenry 
and protecting “The Star Spangled Banner” was superhuman and beyond compare
5th) - After the battle Francis Scott Key, a true American Patriot, was so inspired by Our American Victory

and the sight of “The Star Spangled Banner” still flying triumphantly over Fort McHenry that he wrote Our National Anthem aka “The Star Spangled Banner.” 

Students​ 

This story teaches us: 

How perfectly courageous our forefathers were!

How perfectly our forefathers respected our flag!  And how perfectly all Americans should respect our flag! 

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FOREVER THANKFUL
If one

If only one
Honorable and Brave Patriotic American
Made-up of any one race, color and creed
Has served us!
  Has saved us!  ~  Has helped us!
Has supported us!  ~  Has protected us!
Has suffered for us!  ~  And has died for us!
To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!
And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

Shouldn't we be forever thankful to Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American?

Students
From the beginning of Our American Revolution to the Present Day

Over fifty million
Of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
Our True American Patriots!  ~  Our True American Heroes!
Made-up of all races, colors and creeds
Have served us!  Are serving us! 
Have saved us!  Are saving us!  ~  Have helped us!  Are helping us! 
Have supported us!  Are supporting us!  ~  Have protected us!  Are protecting us!  ~  Have suffered for us!  Are suffering for us! 
Have sacrificed their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us!  And are sacrificing their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us!

To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!
And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!


To all Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans

Who have bravely served and to all who are bravely serving our country with honor!

We reverently acknowledge you! 
We consummately respect you!  We profoundly thank you! 
 We are eternally indebted to you!  And we shall forever hold your Americanism in esteem!


The following Americanism Program is dedicated:
To the over fifty million
Of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
Our True American Patriots!  ~  Our True American Heroes!
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That which is not loved - withers and dies!
 Americanism is Loyal Support, Everlasting Love and Formidable Defense

OF 

OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Americanism is Loyal Support:
For the fundamental and undeniable principles for which America stands:
HONOR - To be GOOD!
LIBERTY - To be FREE!
EQUALITY - To be ONE!
JUSTICE - To be FAIR!
HUMANITY - To be KIND!


Our American Principles are basic truths and moral beliefs
That guide us and help us to know what is good and bad and what is right and wrong.


Our American Principles and Values are one and the same.
Our American Principles show us the way:
To Do - What is Right!
To Be - A Person of Good Character!
And To Be - All That We Can Be by Learning and Respecting!


Our American Principles and Honorable Americans are what make our country great.
Our American Principles and Honorable Americans is the quintessence of Americanism.


“It is imperative - just and right to disassociate the principles of:
Honor, Liberty, Equality, Justice and Humanity for which America stands
From the unprincipled behavior of dishonorable Americans - no matter who they are nor pretend to be.
For Our American Principles are innately and virtuously pure / essentially and perfectly complete / exactly and irrefutably distinct
And can never be associated with the unprincipled behavior of dishonorable Americans - no matter who they are nor pretend to be.”

                                                                                                                                            ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret., American Patriot (1948 -

 To quote our First President and The Father of Our Country
“Let us raise a standard (a way of living)
to which the wise and honest can repair;
                                                       the rest is in the hands of God.” 
Unquote - George Washington
                                                                                                                            ~ George Washington, First President of the United States of America and Father of Our Country (1732-1797)


Let's hear it for:
Our First President and the Father of Our Country
George Washington


Americanism is Everlasting Love:
For The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans who founded our country
Everlasting Love:
For The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans who have defended and who are defending our country
And Everlasting Love:
For The Honorable Patriotic Americans who respect our principles
 

And

Americanism is Formidable Defense:

OF 

OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


​ “Americanism was The Honorable and Brave Spirit of our forefathers
Based upon an absolute moral belief and ever-faithful trust in basic human rights
Upheld and defended with invincible determination
That forged a great nation, our nation.
It is that same American Spirit that remains the lifeblood of our country
And it comes from the heart and soul of a true American.”
                                                                                                                            ~ 
Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret., American Patriot (1948 -


We hold these truths to be self-evident (clearly understood)
That all people are created equal 
That all people are made the same
With a Heart! And With a Soul! 
With a Body! And With a Mind!

That no one is better than oneself
That oneself is no better then someone else
That it is cruel and inhuman to bully someone else
That it is cruel and inhuman to torment someone else
That it is cruel and inhuman to make-fun-of someone else

That all people are endowed (presented) by their Creator
With certain (definite) unalienable (natural) rights
That among these definite natural rights are:
LIFE
That it is right for all people to LIVE!
LIBERTY
That it is right for all people to be FREE!
And the pursuit of HAPPINESS
That it is right for all people to be HAPPY!
And we do want to be Happy - Don't we?
Of course we do!
Give yourselves a big heartfelt round of applause!

With
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Our forefathers proclaimed to the whole world
Their strong belief and faithful trust i
n the basic rights of all people
And a new and free nation was born,

OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE CONSTITUTION
Of

OUR COUNTRY
The basic instrument of our government
and the supreme law of our land
founded upon the essential rights of all people
is the embodiment of democratic principles
with the promise that those essential rights
will be respected and protected.

To quote our Sixteenth President from his Gettysburg Address:
“And that government
Of the people
By the people
For the people

                                                Shall not perish from the earth.” Unquote - Abraham Lincoln
                                                                                                            ~ Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States of America (1809-1865)
Let's hear it for:
  Our Sixteenth President 

Abraham Lincoln

THE UNITED STATES IS
The land of the free!

And the home of the brave!
And truly the greatest nation in the world!


 
AMERICA
My country, 'tis of Thee
Sweet Land of Liberty
Of thee I sing
Land where my fathers died
Land of the pilgrims' pride
From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring

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Americanism is Respect-for: 

That which is Right!
Respect-for that which is Correct!  Proper!  Decent!  Honest!  And True!

Respect is an awesome part of life!
To Respect someone or something means:
To think of someone or something as - Honorable!
To think of someone or something as - Very Important!
And to give that someone or something - Special Attention!


Americanism is Respect-for:
OUR GOOD COUNTRY
THE UNITED  STATES OF AMERICA
And the fundamental and undeniable principles for which she stands
Respect-for:
The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans who founded our country
Respect-for:
The symbol of our country's greatness and all that she stands-for, our flag:
The Star Spangled Banner
Americanism is
Respect-for:
Our Good Loving Parents
Respect-for:
Our Good Devoted School Principals and Teachers
Let's hear it for:
Our Good Loving Parents

And 

Our Good Devoted School Principals and Teachers
Americanism is
Respect-for:
Our Good Commendable Veterans
Our Good Dedicated Police Officers and Fire Fighters
Our Good Dependable First Aid and Ambulance Personnel
Let's hear it for them:

Americanism is Respect-for:
Our Good Mentally and Physically Challenged Americans
Our Good Younger Americans and Senior Citizens
Our Good Honest Workers and Selfless Volunteers
Let's hear it for them:

Americanism is Respect-for:
Ones Good Self
By Doing - What is Right!
And
By Being - A Person of Good Character!

Let's hear it for ourselves:

Americanism is Realizing:
We are the highest of all Creation!
“A-Number-One”
Made Perfectly
With:
A Heart! And A Soul!
A Body! and A Mind!

Americanism is
Realizing:
We possess the greatest of all treasures:

“The Gift-of-Life” 
And 
“The Gift-of-Freedom”

Born Magnificently!
With Virtue - Our Own Special Excellence!
With Ability - Our Own Special Power to Achieve and Succeed!
And With Intelligence - Our Own Special Power to Think, Act, Reason and Learn!

Americanism is
Realizing:
We are Human Beings!
We are Somebody!  We are Special!
We are Important!  We are Great!  We are Americans!


Americanism is
Believing-In:
Our Country and Ourselves!
Being-Responsible-For:
The Things We Say and Do!
Being-Thankful-For:
Who We Are! 
And Taking-Hold-Of:
Our Power!


Americanism is
Trying-Our-Best:
To Do - What is Right!
To Be - A Person of Good Character!
To Be - All That We Can Be by Learning and Respecting!
To See - Our American Dream come true!  And To Feel - Pride in our Country and in Ourselves!


Americanism is
Realizing:
Smoking cigarettes will suffocate - Our Breathing Life!
Drinking alcohol will weaken - Our Powerful Life!
Using violence will trouble - Our Peaceful Life!
Being hateful will torment - Our Fragile Life!
Taking drugs will destroy - Our Only Life!


Americanism and values are one and the same.

Americanism is a moral code of conduct - an unmistakable way to build character.

.Americanism in all actuality is a lifestyle of values - a good and worthwhile way of living.

.Americanism breeds: Fellowship, Loyalty, Morality, Responsibility, Vigilance, Courage and Strength.

To quote Our First President and the Father of Our Country
                                                         “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” Unquote - George Washington
                                                                                                                ~ George Washington, First President of the United States of America and Father of Our Country (1732-1799


To quote Our First President and the Father of Our Country
                                                    “Our cause is noble.  It is the cause of mankind.” 
Unquote: George Washington
                                                                                                                                       ~ George Washington, First President of the United States of America and Father of Our Country (1732-1797)


Let's hear it for:
Our First President and the Father of Our Country

George Washington

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
O beautiful for spacious skies 
For amber waves of grain 
For purple mountain majesties 
Above the fruited plain 
America! America! 
God shed his grace on thee 
And crown thy good with brotherhood 
From sea to shining sea!

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Students

We shall never, never, never forget
Our Many Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Men and Women
Our True American Patriots!  ~  Our True American Heroes!
Made-up of all races, colors and creeds
Who have given and who are giving unselfishly of themselves in service to our country
To save us! ~ To help us!
To support us! ~ To protect us!
To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!
And To defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

To all who have bravely served and to all who are bravely serving our country with honor!
We are eternally indebted to them and we shall forever hold their Americanism in esteem.
Are there Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans present who have served or who are serving our country
In The Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States, please come forward and stand to my left.
Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans as you present yourself, please state
Your name - your rank and your branch and/or department of service and then please stand to my right.

Students
Standing before us are no ordinary Americans - They are special Americans!
They are special Americans!
Because they have bravely served (and are bravely serving) our country with honor!
They are special Americans!
Because they have given (and are giving) unselfishly of themselves in service to our country!
To save us! ~ To help us!
To support us! ~ To protect us!

They are special Americans!
Because without Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans like them our great country would not exist and we would not be free!
Let us show our respect
To Our True American Patriots!  ~  To Our True American Heroes!
With a big heartfelt round of applause
Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
We all thank you for your Loyal Support, Everlasting Love and Formidable Defense 

OF 

OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans please take your former positions?
Let’s hear it again for Our Special Americans!

Let us now show our respect 
To All Our True American Patriots!  ~  To All Our True American Heroes!
​With all due respect

Not professional baseball players - basketball players - football players - hockey players - soccer players - tennis players
Not professional golfers and race car drivers - not boxers and wrestlers - not movie stars - not rock stars
But Our True American Hero’s
Who have bravely served and who are bravely serving our country
In the Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States
With a big heartfelt round of applause after I name each branch and department:

Would all Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans present 

Who have served or who are serving our country in The Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States 

Please stand or raise your hand and show your pride after I sound-off your respective branch and/or department of service?

Let's hear it for:
OUR UNITED STATES NAVY
ANCHORS AWEIGH
Stand Navy out to sea
Fight our battle cry
We'll never change our course
So vicious foes steer shy-y-y-y
Roll out the T. N. T.
Anchors Aweigh
Sail on to victory
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home!

 
OUR UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
THE MARINES HYMN
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine!

 
OUR UNITED STATES ARMY
THE CAISSONS GO ROLLING ALONG
Over hill, over dale
We will hit the dusty trail
And those Caissons go rolling along
Counter march and right about
Hear those wagon soldiers' shout
And those Caissons go rolling along
For it's "hie-hie-hee"
In the Field Artillery
Shout out your numbers loud and strong
For wher-e'er we go
You will always know
That those Caissons go rolling along!

 
OUR UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
THE U.S. AIR FORCE
Off we go into the wild blue yonder 
Climbing high into the sun
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder 
At 'em Americans, Give 'er the gun  
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under
Off with one helluva roar 
We live in fame or go down in flame 
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

 
OUR UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
SEMPER PARATUS
We're always ready for the call
We place our trust in Thee
Through surf and storm and howling gale
High shall our purpose be
"Semper Paratus" is our guide
Our fame, our glory, too
To fight to save or fight and die
Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!

 
Let's hear it for:
OUR UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINES
OUR ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
OUR AIR NATIONAL GUARD
OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT
OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT
OUR FIRST AID AND AMBULANCE CORPS
TO ALL OUR HONORABLE AND BRAVE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS WHO RISK THEIR LIVES EVERYDAY FOR OUR COUNTRY

​TO ALL OUR HONORABLE AND BRAVE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS WHO SERVED IN A NON-MILITARY CAPACITY UPHOLDING OUR PRINCIPLES AND DEFENDING OUR RIGHTS 

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Loyal and selfless
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veteran
Answered the call-of-duty
And defended the unalienable rights to:
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
For the good people of South Vietnam
When Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
Returned home
There was - no welcome home.
Unappreciative - undesirable - unpatriotic citizens 
Dishonorably displayed their indifference and with total disrespect
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veteran
Was cursed-at and spit-upon…
Are there Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veterans present, please stand?
(Are there family members of Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veterans present, please stand in respectful representation?)

HONORABLE AND BRAVE PATRIOTIC VIETNAM VETERAN
Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veteran
Your character is irreproachable and your valor uncommon
You are the quintessential Soldier - Sailor - Airman - Marine of Liberty and Justice
You served with honor!
You gave your all and all you could!
Your courage and fearlessness abound!
You have nothing to regret - no contrition!
Victory was yours!  You earned it!  You suffered and died for it!
But most disgracefully and dishonorably it was taken away
By a fearful, incompetent, ineffective, insufficient and spineless government that failed America and you.
And the heavy burden of true accountability shall forever be on their shoulders - not yours!
Stand tall and proud - Forever!
From an eternally grateful nation - Thank You and Welcome Home!


Let us show our respect to
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veteran
Our True American Patriot!  ~  Our True American Hero!
With a big heartfelt round of applause
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And now a tribute to

Our Honorable and Courageous Patriotic American Woman
She has served and continues to serve our country with heartfelt devotion
Not only in the Armed Forces and Public Safety of the United States but also in civilian life.
Through her bounty of quiet courage and gentle strength
She has mothered and safeguarded
 Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and most assuredly Humanity
Are there Honorable and Courageous Patriotic Women present who have served or who are serving our country
In The Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States, please stand or raise your hand?
Let us show our respect
To Our True American Patriots!  ~  To Our Unsung American Heroines!
With a big heartfelt round of applause
Are there Honorable Gold Star Mothers present, please stand or raise your hand?
There is no greater suffering - no greater loss, than for a mother to lose her child in service to our country.
Let us show our respect
To Our Sublime American Patriots
With a big heartfelt round of applause
Are there Honorable Gold Star Wives present, please stand or raise your hand?
Such great suffering - such great loss, for a woman to lose her husband in service to our country
Let us show our respect
To Our Superb American Patriots
With a big heartfelt round of applause
Are there Honorable Women present who have worked or who are working-in:
Our Public Education, Our Public Service, Our Ladies Auxiliary, Our American Red Cross,
Our USO, Our Special Services, Our Defense Department and/or Our Defense Plants, please stand or raise your hand?
Let us show our respect
To Our True American Patriots
With a big heartfelt round of applause
Are there Honorable: Mothers, Grand Mothers, Daughters, Grand Daughters, Sisters, Wives, Aunts, Nieces - Girlfriends
Of American Servicemen and/or Public Safety Personnel present, please stand or raise your hand?
Let us show our respect
To Our True American Patriots
With a big heartfelt round of applause
To All Our Honorable and Courageous - Gracious and Incomparable Patriotic American Women
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thank God for you!
We could not have made it without you.  And we will never, ever make it without you.
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Thousands upon thousands
Of Our Honorable and Brave Wounded and Forsaken Patriotic Americans
Served our country with honor!
They have suffered!  And they are suffering!
Some are crippled! - Some are disfigured! - Some are paralyzed!
Some have lost their fingers and toes! - Some have lost their hands and feet!  Some have lost their arms and legs!
Some are double amputees!  Some are triple amputees!  Some are quadruple amputees!
  Some have lost their hearing!  Some have lost their eyesight! 
Some have lost their consciousness!   Some have lost their spirit!

Giving unselfishly of themselves in service to our country!
To save us!  ~  To help us!
To support us!  ~  And To protect us!

Are there Honorable and Brave Wounded and Forsaken Patriotic Americans present, please stand?

Let us show our respect
To All Our Honorable and Brave Wounded and Forsaken Patriotic Americans

Our True Self-Sacrificing American Patriots!  ~  Our True Self-Sacrificing American Heroes!
With a big heartfelt round of applause
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Hundreds upon hundreds
Of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-of-War
Served our country with honor
They have suffered!  And they are suffering!
Many have died mercilessly at the hands of the enemy!
And many never came home, never came home!
We are home.
They shall never-be-forgotten!
Are there Honorable and Brave Patriotic Former American Prisoners-of-War present, please stand?
(Are there family members of Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-of-War present, please stand in respectful representation?)
The suffering Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-of-War
Endured in service to our country
To save us!  ~  To help us!
To support us!  ~  And To protect us!

Is beyond human comprehension.
They are Truly Our Forever-Faithful American Patriots!  ~  They are Truly Our Forever-Faithful American Heroes!

Let us show our respect
To All Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-of-War, Living and Dead
And in reverent and ever-faithful recognition 
To All Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-Of-War and Missing-In-Action
Who never came home and who are still unaccounted-for!

With a big heartfelt round of applause

They shall never-be-forgotten!


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We possess the greatest of all treasures:
“The Gift-of-Life” 
And 
“The Gift-of-Freedom”

There is no greater love!  ~  There is no greater sacrifice!
In the entire universe than for
An Honorable and Brave Patriotic American
To lay down his or her precious life
So that we could have
“The Best Life” 
And 
“The Gift-of-Freedom”

Please stand!
At this time
“United-As-One”
Let us show our respect!  ~  Let us pay homage!
To Our Supreme American Patriots!  ~  To Our Supreme American Heroes!
To Our Many Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans

Who sacrificed their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for our country, for us, in the line-of-duty!
To save us!  ~  To help us!
To support us!  ~  To protect us!
To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!
And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

To quote our Sixteenth President from his Gettysburg Address:
“That from these honored dead we take increased devotion
To that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
                                            That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” 
Unquote: Abraham Lincoln
                                                                                                                    ~ Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States of America (1809-1865)

Please place your hands on your hearts for the singing of TAPS?
 ♪TAPS
Day is done
Sinks the sun
And the stars all appear
One by one
Rest in peace
Compatriots dear
God is near

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We are One Family!
We are a Good Family!  We are a Great Family!
We are
“The American Family.”
GOD BLESS AMERICA

God Bless America
Land that I love 
Stand beside her, and guide her 
Thru the night with a light from above 
From the mountains, to the prairies 
To the oceans, white with foam 
God bless America, my home sweet home
God bless America, my home sweet home

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All that 
Your Good Country
Your Good Loving Parents
Your Good Devoted School Principal and Teachers
Ask of you is that you:
Try-Your-Best:
To Do - What is Right!
To Be - A Person of Good Character!
And To Be - All That You Can Be by Learning and Respecting!

This is all that you can ask of yourself.
You are a Person!
You are Somebody!  You are Special!
You are Important!  You are Great!  You are an American!
You can make your very own Special Dream come true!

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN
Climb every mountain
Search high and low
Follow every byway
Every path you know

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till you find your dream

A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life 
For as long as you live

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream

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Realizing:
That you are the highest of all Creation!
“A-Number-One”
Made Perfectly!
With
A Heart! And A Soul!
A Body! And A Mind!

That you possess the greatest of all treasures
“The Gift-of-Life” 
And 
“The Gift-of-Freedom”

Born Magnificently!
With Virtue - Your Own Special Excellence!
With Ability -  Your Own Special Power to Achieve and Succeed!
And With Intelligence - Your Own Special Power to Think, Act, Reason and Learn!

That you are Person!
That you are Somebody!  That you are Special!
That you are Important!  That you are Great!  That you are an American!

I would like to ask you three important questions:
* Are you willing to respect your good country and the fundamental and undeniable principles for which she stands?
* Are you willing to respect yourself by Trying-your-best:
To Do - What is Right!
To Be - A Person of Good Character!
And To Be - All That You Can Be by Learning and Respecting?

* And are you willing to give your Word-of-Honor by taking
THE AMERICANISM PLEDGE?
Those who are willing to take this very special pledge, please stand?

Realizing:
That you are the highest of all creation
“A-Number-One”
Made Perfectly!
That you possess the greatest of all treasures
“The Gift-of-Life”

And

“The Gift-of-Freedom”
Born Magnificently!
That you are a Person!
That you are Somebody!  That you are Special!
That you are Important!  That you are Great!  That you are an American!

Should give you a most wonderful feeling deep inside.
I would like you to express that wonderful feeling by saying your first and last name out loud - right now!
Please repeat after me:
Where I say my name - you say your name just like you did!
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THE AMERICANISM PLEDGE​ (9-12)

I ______________________________________, do hereby pledge

To Respect:

MY GOOD COUNTRY
THE UNITED  STATES OF AMERICA
And the fundamental and undeniable principles for which she stands:
HONOR - To be GOOD!
LIBERTY - To be FREE!
EQUALITY - To be ONE!
JUSTICE - To be FAIR!
HUMANITY - To be KIND!
To Respect:
The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans who founded my country
To Respect:
The symbol of my country's greatness and all that she stands-for, my flag:
The Star Spangled Banner
To Respect:
My Good Loving Parents
To Respect:
My Good Devoted School Principals and Teachers
To Respect:
My Good Commendable Veterans
My Good Dedicated Police Officers and Fire Fighters
My Good Dependable First Aid and Ambulance Personnel
To Respect:
My Good Mentally and Physically Challenged Americans
My Good Younger Americans and Senior Citizens
My Good Honest Workers and Selfless Volunteers
 To Respect:
My Good Self
By Doing - What is Right!
And
By Being - A Person of Good Character!

​~
To Realize:
That all people are created equal
That all people are made the same
With a Heart! And With a Soul!
With a Body! And With a Mind!

That no one is better than I am
That I am no better then someone else
That it is cruel and inhuman to bully someone else
That it is cruel and inhuman to torment someone else
That it is cruel and inhuman to make-fun-of someone else
To Realize:
That all people are endowed (presented) by their Creator
With certain (definite) unalienable (natural) rights
That among these definite natural rights are:
LIFE
That it is right for all people to LIVE!
LIBERTY
That it is right for all people to be FREE!
And the pursuit of HAPPINESS
That it is right for all people to be HAPPY!
To Realize:

I am the highest of all Creation
“A-Number-One”
Made Perfectly!
With
A Heart! And A Soul!
A Body! And A Mind!
To Realize:

I possess the greatest of all treasures
“The Gift-of-Life” 
And 
“The Gift-of-Freedom”

Born Magnificently!
With Virtue - My Own Special Excellence!
With Ability -  My Own Special Power to Achieve and Succeed!
And With Intelligence - My Own Special Power to Think, Act, Reason and Learn!

To Realize:
I am a Person!
I am Somebody!  I am Special!
I am Important!  I am Great!  I am an American!

​~
To Believe-In:
My Country and Myself!
To Be-Responsible-For:
The Things I Say and Do!
To Be-Thankful-For:
Who I am! 
And To Take-Hold-Of:
My Power!

​~

To Try-My-Best:
To Do - What is Right!
To Be - A Person of Good Character!
To Be - All That I Can Be by Learning and Respecting!
To See - My American Dream come true!  And To Feel - Pride in my Country and in Myself!
​~
To Realize:
Smoking cigarettes will suffocate - My Breathing Life!
Drinking alcohol will weaken - My Powerful Life!
Using violence will trouble - My Peaceful Life!
Being hateful will torment - My Fragile Life!
Taking drugs will destroy - My Only Life!
​~
And this I pledge with all my heart.
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Students
Today is truly a special day
Because today you have learned
Why

OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS GREAT!

And why

YOU ARE GREAT!
And because today you have pledged with your loving hearts
To Try-Your-Best:
To Do - What is Right!
To Be - A Person of Good Character!
And To Be - All That You Can Be by Learning and Respecting!

With all my heart!
I congratulate you!  I thank you!  And I salute you!    
And you have to be great for me to salute you.
And you are great!
Now, I would like you to tell yourselves and the whole world that you are great!
Please repeat after me
I AM GREAT!  I AM GREAT!  I AM GREAT!
Yes, you are great!
Please do not forget that!
And please do not forget this:
Over fifty million
Of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
Our True American Patriots!  ~  Our True American Heroes!
Made-up of all races, colors and creeds
Have served us!  Are serving us! 
Have saved us!  Are saving us!  ~  Have helped us!  Are helping us! 
Have supported us!  Are supporting us!  ~  Have protected us!  Are protecting us!  ~  Have suffered for us!  Are suffering for us! 
Have sacrificed their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us!  And are sacrificing their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us!
To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!

And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!
Let us always be thankful to
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
And let us always try to live what
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Heroes
Have served for!  ~  Have suffered for!  ~  And have died for!

Students
This ends
Our Americanism Program
Give yourselves a big heartfelt round of applause.

Ending
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OPERATION RED, WHITE AND BLUE
www.operationredwhiteandblue.com
​​Fostering and Upholding
OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE
PRINCIPLES AND PATRIOTISM
Petty Officer Jim Cava, United States Navy Retired - Combat Decorated Veteran
US Navy Corpsman / I (India) Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Republic of Vietnam 1968

Author - Founder - Speaker
​FOR OUR CREATOR AND COUNTRY
Telephone: 973-427-3871
E-mail: uspatriot1@optonline.net​
​​~
“​Americanism breeds:
Fellowship - Loyalty - Morality - Responsibility - Vigilance - Courage - Strength”
                                                                                                                                       
  ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Retired, American Patriot (1948-



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