My daughter Libby Martinez and I wrote PLEDGE, inspired by our aunt Ygnacia Delgado, whom my siblings and I (and our children) called Lobo. In this book, Libby asks Lobo why she wants to be a citizen. Lobo answers, “The American flag—red, white, and blue—wrapped itself around me to protect me….The flag made me feel….(s)afe and warm.”
May we strive to live up to the ideals of our country.
I had such a fabulous dad. All of us so blessed are thankful–whether we’re grateful for our birth dad, stepdad, the dad who adopted us or a good man who plays a fatherly role in our lives. And let’s give a cheer for granddads too! Great dads: good men. The world needs them.
June 14 is Flag Day, set aside to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States. The American Flag Foundation encourages families to “Pause for the Pledge” and say the Pledge of Allegiance together at 7 p.m. EST. End the day with the perfect bedtime story!