ACU students, faculty, staff gather to pledge allegiance


For immediate release
Oct. 12, 2001

In honor of freedom, unity and democracy, approximately 250 Abilene Christian University students, faculty and staff said the pledge of allegiance in unison Friday at the flagpole in front of the Hardin Administration Building.

An opening prayer was led by Jason Mida, Students' Association president. The pledge was led by Dr. Cheryl Bacon, faculty senate chair, and Mida.

"We are able to assemble here today because of the freedoms offered to us by our constitution," said Bacon, who chairs the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. "This same constitution guarantees us the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion and other freedoms that we celebrate today."

The ACU group joined millions of individuals across America saying the pledge at the same time Friday afternoon. Immediately after the pledge, the event concluded with the singing of "God Bless America."

"Abilene Christian University joins Americans everywhere in honoring our nation and in praying for our leaders," said Michelle Morris, director of marketing and public relations.

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