This is in response to the letter by Mary Williams, Trumbull Career and Technical Center (TCTC) board president. I am sorry but I have to agree with the "dismayed grandfather" concerning the Pledge of Allegiance not being said before the graduation ceremony. I wrote an article last year and was upset when a few teenagers from local schools said that it was a "waste" of time and could not understand why they "have" to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
I am telling you as I told them, please go to this website and this great man Red Skelton will explain this to you the meaning word for word: patriotfiles.org/ Pledge.htm.
In this day and age of losing so many of our freedoms, this should be a lesson to the letter writer and everyone else just what it means to be an American in this great country of ours that so many have fought and lost lives for. Many people of our generation do not understand why children are not being taught this. Maybe the letter writer should have asked this "dismayed grandfather" if he was a decorated veteran of Southeast Asia or Korea.
It is time to teach our children the importance of being an American, especially in today's world.