STAGING: After flags are advanced in usual manner and Pledge of Allegiance is repeated, a Cub Scout reads the following:
Freedom is a breath of air, Pine‑scented or salty like the sea; Freedom is a field new plowed With furrows of democracy.
Freedom is a forest, Trees tall and straight as men! Freedom is a printing press, The power of the pen!
Freedom is a country church, A cathedral's stately spire; Freedom is a spirit That can set the heart on fire!
Freedom is a man's birthright, A sacred, living part; pulsebeat of humanity, The throb of a nation's heart!