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A

SALUTE
TO THE
GREATEST NATION
IN THE WORLD

THE UNITED STATES

OF AMERICA

A
Meaningful

Inspirational and Motivational
PROGRAM
To 
Teach

Our Good Children 
The
True Definition
Of
AMERICANISM
Instilling:
Good Character Development

~

Imparting:
Awareness-for that which is Right 

​Respect-for that which is Honorable and Good - Others and Oneself

​~
Engendering:

​A Peaceful Atmosphere of Respectful Love

​​Making Our American Schools - A Happier, Healthier and Safer Place to Be

​~ 

And

Resolutely

Impeding and Extirpating:
An Occurrence of Hateful - Horrific - Violent Behavior
In-addition-to: Bullying, Tormenting, Being-Mean-To and Making-Fun-Of Fellow Students 


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“And that it is Good and that it is Right

To Treat Your Fellow Students as You would like to be Treated!
And by doing so, you will help make (name of school)
A Happier, Healthier and Safer Place to Be!”
                                                                                                                         
~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret., American Patriot (1948-



​​​​“KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND GRADE AMERICANISM PROGRAM

​​​{Thirty 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!

Why
YOU ARE GREAT!
And Why
IT IS GREAT!
TO TREAT YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS

AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED!
  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. 

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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 respect for The United States of America
Students
Please look at our flag and place your hands on your hearts!
“Together-As-One”

Let us recite​
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Please repeat after me!
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 moving
And the rocket's red glare / And the rocket's were throwing red hot fire
The bombs bursting in air / The bombs were exploding sharp pieces of metal all over
Gave proof through the night / Made it for real  
That our flag was still there
Oh, say does that star spangled banner / Attention, does that magnificent flag of stars and stripes
Yet wave / Forever wave
O'er the land of the free / Over the land of the free 

And the home of the brave  
~

Now let us recite

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
Please repeat after me:

I pledge allegiance / I promise respect

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 is all about

“One Nation Under God” 
Indivisible / “Together-As-One”

With liberty and justice for all / With freedom and fairness for all
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That was wonderful!
Give yourselves a big heartfelt round of applause!
Please be seated!

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Americanism is Believing-in and Love-for: 
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Americanism is Believing-in:
The Golden Rules America stands-for:
HONOR - To be GOOD!
LIBERTY - To be FREE!
EQUALITY - To be ONE!
JUSTICE - To be FAIR!
HUMANITY - To be KIND!


Our American Golden Rules show us the way:
To Do - What is Right!   
To Be - A Good Person!

And To Be - All That We Can Be by Learning and Respecting!

Our American Golden Rules and Good Americans are what make our country great.

Our American Golden Rules and Good Americans is what Americanism is all about.


Americanism is Love-for:

The Good and Brave Americans who made our country
Love-for:
The Good and Brave Americans who have protected and who are protecting our country
And ​
Love-for:
The Good Americans who keep our Golden Rules
~

We believe this to be Good!
And

We believe this to be Right!
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 you
That you are no better then someone else
That it is awful nasty and very wrong
 - to bully someone else
That it is awful nasty and very wrong - to be-mean-to someone else
That it is awful nasty and very 
wrong  - to make-fun-of someone else

~

And that it is Good and that it is Right 

To Treat your Good Fellow Students as You would like to be Treated!
And by doing so, you will help make (name of school)
A Happier, Healthier and Safer Place to Be!

That all people are given by their Creator

Certain Rights that they are born with
That among these 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 wish 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 stated their strong belief
In the Rights of all people!

And
In the Goodness of all people!

And a new and free nation was born
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE CONSTITUTION
Of

OUR COUNTRY
The law of our land
Promises that
The Rights of all people!

​And
The Goodness of all people!

Will be respected and protected.

To quote Our Sixteenth President from his Gettysburg Address:

This is what Abraham Lincoln said to America and to the world!

“And that government 
Of the people
By the people
For the people
Shall not perish, (disappear) from the earth.”

                                                                                      Unquote - Abraham Lincoln
Let's hear it for:

Our Sixteenth President

Abraham Lincoln

 {Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States of America (1809-1865)}

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THE UNITED STATES IS
The land of the free! 

And the home of the brave!
And really 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 Good!

And 

Respect-for that which is Right!

Respect is an very important part of life!
To Respect someone or something means:
To Think of someone or something as - Good!
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 Golden Rules she stands-for!
Respect-for:
The Good and Brave Americans who made our country
Respect-for:
The symbol of our country's greatness and all that she stands-for, our flag:
The Star Spangled Banner
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Americanism is Respect-for:
Our Good Loving Parents
Respect-for:

Our Good School Principal and Teachers
Respect-for:

Our Good Fellow Students

Americanism is Respect-for:

Our Good Veterans
Respect-for:

Our Good Police Officers and Fire Fighters
Respect-for:

Our Good First Aid and Ambulance Personnel
Americanism is Respect-for:
Our Good Disabled Americans
Respect-for:

Our Good Younger Americans and Senior Citizens
Respect-for:

Our Good Honest Workers and Kind Volunteers
Americanism is Respect-for:
Yourself
By Doing - What is Right!

And

By Being - A Good Person!


Americanism is Knowing:
We are
“The Best-of-All”
That has been made
“A-Number-One”
Made Perfectly!
With
A Heart! And A Soul!

A Body! And A Mind!


Americanism is Knowing:
We have the greatest of all treasures!
“The Gift-of-Life”

And

“The Gift-of-Freedom”
Born Magnificently!
With Goodness - Our Own Special Greatness!
With Ability - Our Own Special Power to Succeed!
And 
With Intelligence - Our Own Special Power to Think and Learn!


Americanism is Knowing:
We are People!
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 Good Person!
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 Knowing:
Smoking cigarettes will choke - Our Breathing Life!   

Drinking alcohol will weaken - Our Powerful Life!
Using violence will upset - Our Peaceful Life!  

Being mean will hurt - Our Fragile Life!  

Taking drugs will destroy - Our Only Life!

Americanism is really a Good-Way-of-Living!


To quote Our First President and the Father of Our Country
  
This is what George Washington said to America!

“Let us have a good-way-of-living,
to which smart and honest people can make even better
the rest is in the hands of God.”  

                                                                    Unquote - George Washington
  
​​Let's hear it for:

 Our First President and the Father of Our Country

​George Washington

    {George Washington, First President of the United States of America and Father of Our Country (1732-1797)}

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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!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good, with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
America! America! America!

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Students
We will never, never, never forget
Our Many Good and Brave American Men and Women
Our Real American Heroes!
Who have given and who are giving unselfishly of themselves in service to our country!
To protect us!

To protect our country!

To protect the Golden Rules of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity America stands-for!
And to protect the Rights of Life, Liberty and the wish of Happiness to which all people are given by their Creator!

To all who have bravely served and to all who are bravely serving our country with honor!
We are forever thankful to them and we will always keep their Americanism close to our hearts.
Would The Good and Brave 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?
Good and Brave Americans as you present yourself please state:
Your name - your rank and your branch and/or department of service as I do:
Jim Cava, Petty Officer Third Class, United States Navy Retired and then please stand to my right.
Today, I am wearing my Marine Corps uniform because I also served with the 5th Marines in the Vietnam War.

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!
They are Special Americans!
Because without Good and Brave Americans like them

Our Great Country would not exist and we would not be free!
Let us show our Respect
To Our Real American Heroes!
With a big heartfelt round of applause.
Good and Brave Americans
We all thank you for

​Believing-in and Love-for: 
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Good and Brave Americans please take your former positions?
Let’s hear it again for Our Special Americans!

Let us now show our Respect
To All Our Real American Heroes!
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 Real American Heroes!
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 Good and Brave 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 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
OUR UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
OUR UNITED STATES ARMY
OUR UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
OUR UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

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
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There is no greater love in the entire universe than for:
A Good and Brave American
To give his or her precious life!
So that we could have
“The Best-Life”
And
“The Gift-of-Freedom”

Please stand
At this time
“Together-As-One”
Let us show our Respect
To Our Many Good and Brave Americans who died for our country, for us!
To protect us and to protect our country!
To protect the Golden Rules of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity America stands-for!
And to protect the Rights of Life, Liberty and the wish of Happiness to which all people are given by their Creator!
My fellow Americans
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
Companions dear
God is near


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 eside her, and guide her
Thru the ight 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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Students

All that
Your Good Country
Your Good Loving Parents
Your Good School Principal and Teachers
Ask of you is that you
Try-Your-Best:
To Do - What is Right!

To Be - A Good Person!

And To Be - All That You Can Be by Learning and Respecting!

This is all that we 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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Knowing:
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 four important questions:

*Are you willing to Respect your Good Country and the Golden Rules she stands-for?
* Are you willing to Respect yourself by
Trying-Your-Best:
To Do - What is Right!

To Be - A Good Person!

And To Be - All That You Can Be by Learning and Respecting?
* Are you willing to treat your good fellow students as you would like to be treated?

* And Are you willing to support your Good Country by taking
THE AMERICANISM PLEDGE?
Those who are willing to take this very Spe
cial Pledge, please stand?


Knowing:
That you are
“The Best-of-All”
That has been made
“A-Number-One”
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!
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 (K-2)

I __________________________________, do hereby pledge

​To Be: 

An American Patriot

And

To Respect:
That which is Right!
To Respect:
That which is Correct!  Proper!  Decent!  Honest!  And True!

To Respect:

MY GOOD COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
And the Golden Rules she stands-for:
HONOR - To be GOOD!   LIBERTY - To be FREE!
EQUALITY - To be ONE!   JUSTICE - To be FAIR!   HUMANITY - To be KIND!
To Respect:
The Good and Brave Americans who made 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
My Good School Principal and Teachers
My Good Fellow Students

To Respect:
My Good Veterans
My Good Police Officers and Fire Fighters
My Good First Aid and Ambulance Personnel
To Respect:
My Good Disabled Americans
My Good Younger Americans and Senior Citizens
My Good Honest Workers and Kind Volunteers
To Respect:
Myself
By Doing - What is Right!

And

By Being - A Good Person!


To Know:
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 awful nasty and very wrong - to bully someone else
That it is awful nasty and very wrong - to be-mean-to someone else
That it is awful nasty and very wrong - to make-fun-of someone else

And that it is Good and that it is Right 
to Treat my good fellow Students as I would like to be Treated!
And by doing so, I will help make (name of school)
A Happier, Healthier and Safer Place to Be!
To Know:

That all people are given by their Creator certain Rights that they are born with
That among these 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 wish of HAPPINESS
That it is Right for all people to be HAPPY!
​~

To Know:
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 Good Person!
And To Be - All That I Can Be by Learning and Respecting!

To Know:
Smoking cigarettes will choke - My Breathing Life!
Drinking alcohol will weaken - My Powerful Life!
Using violence will upset - My Peaceful Life!
Being mean will hurt - My Fragile Life!
Taking drugs will destroy - My Only Life!
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And this I pledge with all my heart.
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Students
Today is really a special day
Because today you have learned
Why

OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS GREAT!

Why
YOU ARE GREAT!
​And Why
IT IS GREAT!
TO TREAT YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS
AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED!

And because today you have pledged with your loving hearts
To Try-Your-Best:
To Do - What is Right!

To  Be - A Good Person!

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 ever!
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
AMERICANISM
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
​~
Experience: 
​ “THE AMERICAN SPIRIT”
AND
​ “THE GREATNESS OF AMERICA”
~
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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Meaningful, Inspirational and Motivational School Motto's:
​“Believe in America as I Believe in Myself”
~
​“​Respectful Love is the Essence of School Life”
~
“Respectful Students are the Treasure of School Life”
                                                     ~                                                    
“Respect My Good Fellow Students As I Respect Myself”
~
“Believe in my Good Fellow Students as I Believe in Myself”
~
“Treat My Good Fellow Students As I Would Like To Be Treated”
                                                                                                          
- Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Retired, American Patriot (1948-


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Important Notice:
I Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Retired do hereby give my permission 
for my Americanism Programs and Americanism Ceremony, documented in Operation Red, White and Blue, to be used for presentation
in Pre-Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Veterans Organizations, Veterans Hospitals and Homes, Nursing Homes, Retirement Villages, 
Civic Clubs and Organizations strictly for no-charge and for the sole purpose of teaching Our Good Children and Our Honorable Patriotic Americans the true definition of: 
                                                                        AMERICANISM                                                                         

                                                                                                                      
      FOR OUR CREATOR AND COUNTRY  
                                                                       Sincerely, 
                                                                                                                           Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Retired









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