In addition to stating our pledge of allegiance, with hand
over heart, to the United States, we also say a special
salute to the State of Virginia and our Confederate heritage,
with an out reached palm up salute.
The Virginia Salute:
I salute the flag of Virginia with
reverence and patriotic devotion to
the "Mother of States and Statesman"
which it represents; "The Old Dominion,"
where liberty and independence were born.
The Confederate Salute:
I salute the Confederate flag
with affection, reverence, and
undying devotion to the cause
for which it stands.