MATERIALS: A large American flag held by Scout, A small piece of light cloth on a stick held by Scout.
LEADER: (points to small cloth on stick) A flag is much more than just a light cloth floating in the breeze.
A flag is an sovereign symbol of a nation's unity, its hopes, achievements, glory and high resolve.
The flag of the United States is such a symbol. A symbol of freedoms bravely fought for the hardly won. A symbol of protection under the constitution of the rights and privileges of all Americans. It symbolizes the promises of fulfillment of all their hopes, principles and ideals. It is also a symbol of the duty each of its citizens has to serve in times of need, to speak out for what each considers right and to help correct under the law that which is honestly believed to be wrong. Throughout the ages, man has developed character, courage and strength in devotion to the symbols he believed in. That is the heritage symbolized by our flag.