On Bridges and the Slaughtering of Horses

As fourth-graders, we stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance every morning. None of us knew the history of what we were aligning ourselves with. Our teachers left out huge portions that would sour the words of that pledge in our mouths. Then again, what teacher wants to console a classroom of fourth-graders after they tell them the United States Army killed eight hundred horses just a few miles from the school’s doorstep?

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