Tonight when you look at the flag during the Pledge, just imagine where all it has been.
It rode with the men on horses in the Revolutionary War, and hung over General Washington's headquarters.
It flew on wagon trains as they crossed the vast western prairies. Our flag flew over buildings in the Civil War while Lincoln was President.
This flag went to Europe in World War I and to Japan in World War II. It went to Korea and to Viet Nam, and Operation Desert Storm. Our flag flies over United States Embassies all around the world.
This flag is a very special part of our country, and a very special part of you. It symbolizes the great freedom you have in the United States. You can be a Cub Scout and live the kind of life you want.
Yes, tonight when you look at the flag during the Pledge, you can be proud that it has traveled the world representing the ideals of our land. Please join with me now in the Pledge.