How did it happen?
I have no idea.
That’s my guess.
Trying to multi-task?
I should have known better, being a man.
It all started when I was asked to MC the Cub Scouts Blue & Gold Ceremony.
I’ve been a Scout leader for 5 years now.
I’m a veteran of the US Navy.
I work for the Federal Government.
My mom was even born on the FOURTH OF FREAKING JULY!
Patriotism is in my BLOOD, people!
So what went wrong?
I did the Welcome…
Lead them in the Pledge of Allegiance…
Had the minister say grace…..
Then I began dismissing them by group, to go get their food at the buffet tables, before we started the Awards portion of the program.
Only to have my wife….come up to me….and say, “Hey you big dork. You realize you were facing and saluting the wrong flag during the pledge, don’t you?”
I, a Scout Leader in UNIFORM, lead the Scouts and their families, a crowd of approximately 100 people, in the Pledge of Allegiance TO, AND while SALUTING, the wrong flag.
Thank God no one filmed it.