Even if you aren’t of the Boomer generation as I am, you may have heard of Red Skelton, a remarkably skilled mime/pantomime of the 1950s and 1960s, and a man who had the unique ability to make adults and kids alike laugh their heads off.
Skelton was also an humble man, despite the abundant skills, great popularity and exceptional riches with which he was blessed. He was a deeply patriotic American and it showed especially vividly in this video of him telling of an elementary school teacher in Indiana who taught him and his classmates the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance.
We should all be so blessed with such a teacher, as we are with this nation, despite its flaws and its immense blessings. Sometimes it breaks my heart but I make no apology for loving America. Let us all pray daily for its future: