With children being away from school due to the lockdown, a set of siblings have found a new way to respect the American flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day— from home.
The heartwarming video was shared by their dad, a teacher, who filmed his two daughters standing outside their Pennsylvania home and reciting the pledge, all decked up for school, before turning and going inside the house to start their work.
My girls woke up, got ready for “school”, went outside, and began with The Pledge of Allegiance. Love these girls! @SteveSchoessler @LowerDauphin @DtsdTrojans @NazHSPrincipal @gma @TODAYshow pic.twitter.com/IWOkU5BVC3
— Jeff Paukovitch (@jpauko14) March 18, 2020
Kids and their parents are coming up with innovative ways to keep themselves occupied during this time of self-isolation and social distancing. A talented Cellist recently found a way to entertain an elderly neighbor with an impromptu concert from a safe distance.
Another story of a young man named Albert, a talented trumpet player was shared by his parents on their Facebook account on March 24 to share their son’s dedication and thoughtfulness. “Everyday at 6:30pm my 11-year-old son, plays The Star Spangled Banner with his trumpet,” Rocio N John Teliha wrote.
Everyday at 6:30pm my 11year old son, plays The Star Spangled Banner with his trumpet. At first, I didn’t think much of it. I thought he was just practicing with his trumpet. Finally I asked him, why are you playing the song everyday – his answer melted my heart . He said I want everyone to not lose hope and let everyone know we will be okay! #quarantine #america
Posted by Rocio N John Teliha on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
“At first, I didn’t think much of it. I thought he was just practicing with his trumpet. Finally I asked him, why are you playing the song everyday – his answer melted my heart.”
“He said I want everyone to not lose hope and let everyone know we will be okay!”
The video has been shared over 100,000 times and viewed 1.9 million times.
“I love this!” wrote one. “I see in SF everyone opens a window and sings. I will be listening in tonight for his trumpet. Tell him he is being heard!”
“Tell him it was beautiful and we appreciate it!” the same commenter later added.
Many people are being entertained and consoled during these hard times with performances from talented children and young people on social media, thank God for the gift of the internet through which we can all stay connected and united around the world.