I pledge allegiance to the flag
Of the United States of America,
And to the republic for which it stands,
With liberty and justice for all.
Noticing the blatant omission of "Under God," I quickly shot an email to the one who had done the announcements. I said, and I quote (myself),
I don't want this to be a big deal, but I just wanted to ask if, during the pledge of allegiance, if the omission of "under God" was simply a mistake. Again, I don't want to make an issue here, I just desired clarification. Thank you.
The response I got was another break into class with the pledge being redone by the same person and an apology that she had accidently omitted some of the pledge. We then proceeded to say the pledge in its entirety. I was so blown away, and so were my students, that I could not help but laugh at the outcome of (possibly) my email. I then decided to write the one who did the announcements again. I said,
I truly did not expect there to be another pledge. I really did not mean for you to have to do so, either. I do appreciate that you went ahead and did do it, and I wanted you to hear that from me. Kim, I do hope that you know that I really was not trying to cause a fuss but just wanted to inquire. Maybe I just shouldn't have said anything, but I do thank you for your response. I have a high respect for you in that.She wrote an email, then, to the entire DV staff which said,
I sincerely apologize for the pledge miscue this morning. I forgot that Heidi had asked me to do announcements and as I ran to the mike , I took a breathe at obviously the wrong time and fell behind the office ladies. If discussions arise among your students regarding this pledge miscue, please assure them that it was a human error and was not in any way on purpose. Those who know me, know that is the last thing I would have wanted portrayed. I have fired myself from announcements:)
I did appreciate the response and how quick it was.