Even with all the end of the school year testing and activities, sixth graders from Mr. Dan Cosgrove's Social Studies class at Calhoun Middle-High School, took the time to memorize The American's Creed.
Elk River Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented certificates to the students for their accomplishment. This project was spearheaded by the State DAR Regent, Barby Frankenberry, who believed this creed, written in 1917 by William Tyler Page, should be memorized by all citizens, especially the youth of our state.
The Daughters of the American Revolution, a service organization for women, emphasizes Patriotism, Education and Historical Preservation. Members must document lineage to an individual who fought or aided the cause during the Revolutionary War. More information may be found on website www.dar.org or 304-549-4671.
Four DAR members attended the congratulatory ceremony at school on Wednesday, May 25. They included Ruth Mooney, Marilyn Susie Rogers, Meg Ashby and Dolly Starke.
Pictured in the photo (Front L-R) Briana Smith Lexi Gregory, Daniel Nary, Ian Richards, Dylan Edwards Jett Sampson, Grant Sterns, Savannah Cunningham, Hannah Muniz, Sarah Wilson, Ms. Marilyn S. Rogers, Ms. Dolly Starke, and Ms. Ruth Mooney; (Back L-R) Ms. Meg Ashby, Brandon Keener, Mr. Daniel Cosgrove, Zachary Brannon, Gabriel Metz, Samuel Gracia, Abigail White, Katey Bever, Caleb Barr, Patricia Parsons, Ashley Thomas. Not pictured are Ellarose Hess, Marcus Sigman, and Brian Young.
Special thanks to class leader, Abigail White, for daily helping classmates memorize the Creed. Special thanks to Lexi Gregory who gave the introduction, describing the history of the Creed and to Mr. Cosgrove for embracing this worthwhile project.
Mr. Page's statement:
"I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people and for the people whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed: a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable, established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it: to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies."