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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
GOLDEN RULES AND PATRIOTISM
Imparting: 
Awareness-for 
that which is Right 
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Respect-for 
that which is Honorable and Good - Others and Oneself

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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!

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”

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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” 

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 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 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
“Together-As-One” 

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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​​THE BATTLE  OF FORT MC HENRY
AN ADVENTURE STORY OF OUR GOOD AND BRAVE AMERICANS
 It was the War of 1812 and once again, America was fighting the British.  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,  

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 hours - thousands of bombs and rockets were fired at the fort.
Five amazing things happened through that perilous, (dangerous) f
ight:
1st) “The Star Spangled Banner” was never-destroyed!
2nd) The flag pole that proudly flew “The Star Spangled Banner” never-went-down!
because Our Good and Brave Americans inside the fort held-on to the flag pole
and some even gave-their-lives so that “The Star Spangled Banner” would not-go-down!
3rd) Even though the British had such powerful weapons they were defeated!
4th) The bravery of Our Good and Brave Americans in defending Fort McHenry 
and protecting “The Star Spangled Banner” was superman and beyond compare.

5th) After the battle, Francis Scott Key, a real American, was so energized by Our American Victory 
and the sight of “The Star Spangled Banner” still flying excellently over Fort McHenry that he wrote Our National Anthem aka “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Students

​  This story teaches us: 
How perfectly brave our forefathers were! 

How perfectly our forefathers respected our flag!

 And how perfectly all Americans should respect our flag! 

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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.


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
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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 oneself
That oneself is no better then someone else
That it is awful nasty to bully someone else
That it is awful nasty to be-mean-to someone else
That it is awful nasty to make-fun-of someone else

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
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THE CONSTITUTION
Of

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

And

That the Goodness of all people!

Will be respected and protected.
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To quote Our Sixteenth President from his Gettysburg Address:
“And that government 
Of the people
By the people
For the people
                                                Shall not perish, (disappear) 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

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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!

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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 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!

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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
Let's hear it for:
Our Good Loving Parents
And

Our Good School Principal and Teachers

Americanism is Respect-for:
Our Good Veterans
Our Good Police Officers and Fire Fighters
Our Good First Aid and Ambulance Personnel
Let's hear it for them!
Americanism is
Respect-for:
Our Good Disabled Americans
Our Good Younger Americans and Senior Citizens
Our Good Honest Workers and Kind Volunteers
Let's hear it for them!
Americanism is 
Respect-for:
My Good Self
By Doing - What is Right!

And

By Being - A Good Person!

Let's hear it for Ourselves!
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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!

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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 Excellence!
With Ability - Our Own Special Power to Succeed!
And With Intelligence - Our Own Special Power to Think and Learn!
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Americanism is Knowing:
We are People!
We are Somebody!  We are Special!
We are Important!  We are Great!  We are Americans!

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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!

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Americanism is Trying-Our-Best:
To Do - What is Right!

To Be - A Good Person!

And To Be - All That We Can Be by Learning and Respecting!
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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!
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Americanism is really a Good-Way-of-Living!

To quote Our First President and the Father of Our Country
“Let us have a good-way-of-living
to which good and honest people can make even better
                                              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

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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! 

And the Golden Rules of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity she 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:
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 protect us!
And

To protect our country!

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

Our good 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!
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Let us now show our Respect
To All Our Real 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 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.
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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 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
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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We have the two greatest treasures:
“The Gift-of-Life”
And
“The Gift-of-Freedom”

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!
To protect our country!
And the Golden Rules of Honor - Liberty- Equality - Justice and Humanity she 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

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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 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 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
“The Best-of-All”
That has been made
“A-Number-One”
Made Perfectly!
With
A Heart! And A Soul!
A Body! And A Mind!

That you have the greatest of all treasures!
“The Gift-of-Life”
And
“The Gift-of-Freedom”
Born Magnificently!
With Goodness - Your Own Special Excellence!
With Ability - Your Own Special Power Succeed!
And With Intelligence - Your Own Special Power to Think and Learn!
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!

I would like to ask you three 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?
* 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?
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Knowing:
That you are
“The Best-of-All”
That has been made
“A-Number-One”
Made Perfectly!
That you have 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!
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 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
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:
My Good Self
By Doing - What is Right!

And

By Being - A Good Person!

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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 to bully someone else
That it is awful nasty to be-mean-to someone else
That it is awful nasty to make-fun-of someone else
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
“The Best-of-All”
That has been made
“A-Number-One”
Made Perfectly!
With
A Heart! And A Soul!
A Body! And A Mind!

To Know:
I have the greatest of all treasures!
“The Gift-of-Life”
And
“The Gift-of-Freedom”

Born Magnificently!
With Goodness - My Own Special Excellence!
With Ability - My Own Special Power to Succeed!
And With Intelligence - My Own Special Power to Think and Learn!

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

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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!

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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!
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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!

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 Good Person!

​​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 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
OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE
GOLDEN RULES 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
Experience: 
“THE AMERICAN SPIRIT”
AND
“THE GREATNESS OF AMERICA”​​​​​​​​

​FOR OUR CREATOR AND COUNTRY

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



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