Arielle went to a gymnastics birthday party this weekend and received a generous bag of party favors. To our surprise, Arielle pulled a little flag out of the bag and said, "It's an American Flag"! We both wondered how she knew it was an AMERICAN flag. Shortly thereafter she began to rehearse the Pledge of Allegiance which explained it all! Apparently they rehearse this every day at her school. Who knew? I thought this pledge was banned from classrooms years ago. I think it's great!