Boy, almost late for school, stops for prayer, Pledge of Allegiance

SANTA FE, Texas – As students head back to school, there can be a lot of hustle and bustle during morning drop off.

But for one Texas kindergartner, none of that mattered when it came to the Pledge of Allegiance.

His mom dropped him off for school at Wollam Elementary School in Sante Fe last week, then notice he stopped before going in.

She posted on Facebook:

I had dropped Royce off in the the time I drove up he was doing this.. I couldn’t really tell what he was doing and I was saying “Royce..go..go” as kids walked around him. Well he didn’t budge and I thought what is this child doing?


A nearby security officer explain what was happening.

The officer said “mom he’s doing good, he stopped for the Pledge of Allegiance ( and then she puts her hand over her heart to show me) and now he’s praying”.

His mother’s post continues:

I was so proud that he stopped when the Pledge of Allegiance came and stood his ground and did not move as the other kids were going in and then took time out and prayed and did not even care or think twice about it. This is such a beautiful picture.

“I couldn’t believe that he acknowledged that that was a moment of, you know, you need to stop do the pledge and he just did. He just ignored all the kids around him and kept doing it. And it was awesome,” Officer Cibby Moore told FOX 26 in Houston.

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