(Pic Courtesy Kelly Speyer)
I have a question.
So I am a Junior at a public high school and every morning we have an optional Pledge of Allegiance. I stand up and say it every morning but the majority of my school doesn't.
In my class of 27 kids, only about 10 of us actually stand up and say it. Is this rude and disrespectful to our nation and the people who serve in it? Not to long ago it wasn't something that had to be claimed as optional, why is it that kids and families are getting more upset about the Pledge of Allegiance?
We are Americans, we should be thankful to live in such a great country that provides us with way more than we could ever need.
Kelly Speyer, Junior at Byron Center HS.
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Hometowns: Rives Junction/Springport, MI
Current Location: Spring Lake, MI
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Something You Might Not Know About Me: I've been married to my wife Susan for over 24 years. She is a now runs her own business writing grants for non-profits in Michigan. My youngest son, Ben (19), had major brain surgery for seizures in Aug '05. He is completely recovered and is a sophomore at GVSU! My other son, Harry, is 21 wants to be a Naturalist/Vet goes to MCC.
My big life changing experience was a motorcycle accident during the Roofsit in Sept '06. It was humbling to have so many listeners praying for me during my 6 operations. I was off the air for 6 weeks and in a wheelchair for about 5-6 months. Since then I have experienced complete kidney failure and have been on dialysis for 2 years. Spring of 2010 I organized TEAM CONRAD for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Our 1st Kidney Walks did over 100K-- WOW! I was blessed in Jan 2011 with a kidney transplant from listener/donor Kristin O'Leary from Grandville. I have so much to be thankful for... but especially for your thoughts & prayers. Please lookup my TEAM CONRAD group page on Facebook.