It was a Wednesday. I was driving in traffic, and an olive green Jeep Cherokee pulled ahead of me with the Pledge of Allegiance written on its rear window. I then recalled that in grade school, every day started with this pledge. As an eight year old, I could recite the pledge by memory on demand. It was drilled into us. As a young 3rd grader, I enjoyed saying the pledge of allegiance but it had a meaning that I didn’t really appreciate. After sixteen years in the armor industry, working with soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines I have a deeper meaning for this pledge. To me, it is a pledge that we, as Americans will conduct our lives with integrity and will work to make this country a better place for the next generation. It is a pledge that I repeated many times as a grade schooler, and now apply as an adult. It is a pledge that is a foundation that we built this company upon. So I ask, before you look into our capabilities and products, please reflect upon those famous words that many of us repeated every day in grade school.
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
President, JNI LLC