Parenthood
Toddler’s Pledge Of Allegiance Is Undeniably Adorable
Kathleen Shipman
04.24.20

Oh, the days of kindergarten. What some of us adults would give to go back to a simpler time when it was all about stringing macaroni necklaces, using glue sticks, and learning the basics. Sounds pretty great, right?

For many of us, it’s also the first year we began our mornings saying the “Pledge of Allegiance” facing the classroom flag. Twenty or so little voices trying to recite the words, all with our right hands covering our hearts. While the image of it is pretty darn cute, one boy’s version is perhaps even cuter.

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They decided to teach him the Pledge at a young age.

A Texas mom named Lacey Nicole Holmes shared a video on Facebook that’s warming a lot of people’s hearts. It’s of her two-and-a-half-year-old son saying the Pledge of Allegiance in their family’s home.

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Toddlers typically sing nursery rhymes and the songs they learn from their favorite shows (my kids sang Barney tunes so many times I still can’t get them out of my head).

However, it’s not every day you see a child so young reciting the words to something as patriotic as our pledge. This tiny guy’s got it all down too.

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In Holmes’ video, her toddler son is standing in their living room dressed in his monster truck t-shirt. He’s got his right hand over his heart just like we were taught in school – ready to show everyone what he learned.

The boy begins by directing mom to start recording, saying “Go.”

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He’s got a voice that will make you say, “Aww.”

While you can’t see an American flag in the footage, the toddler’s eyes shift upwards and it seems as if he’s looking at one in the background. He then jumps into it, reciting the patriotic lines.

You can tell from the beginning that he’s a kid who amazingly knows his Pledge of Allegiance by heart. But as one would expect, since he’s only two – the way he pronounces the words is just too precious.

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Facebook/Lacey Nicole Holmes

The Pledge has evolved over the years.

According to the website US History, Francis Bellamy penned the “Pledge of Allegiance” in 1892, although it was different than what we know today. It originally read:

“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands…”

“Under God” wasn’t in the original copy either. Over time, changes were made to the Pledge of Allegiance with “the flag of the United States of America” being added in 1923, and “under God” in 1954.

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When Holmes’ son gets to the word “indivisible” it’s extra-adorable.

For a lot of kids, “indivisible” isn’t the easiest word to say. The toddler says something that sounds a little like, “in-di-bis-dible,” but frankly, he deserves credit for even getting that close! Overall, it’s incredibly sweet watching a boy his age reciting the entire Pledge of Allegiance.

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Facebook/Lacey Nicole Holmes

Since Holmes posted the video on Facebook, it’s been shared 120K times online.

People have left comments like: “How adorable. He sure made me cry!!” Someone else wrote:

“Beautiful, that made my day. Thank you little one.”

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Others have been patting the boy’s parents on the back for teaching him the Pledge.

“Wow, what a smart little man, parents I give you credit👍🏻”

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Watch the video below to see this patriotic toddler in action for yourself! Wonder if they’ll work on “The Star-Spangled Banner” next?

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Posted by Lacey Nicole Holmes on Sunday, November 3, 2019

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By Kathleen Shipman
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Kathleen Shipman is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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