My brother loved this country. He believed in the founding fathers and their view of their fledgling republic. He absolutely knew that the United States was a beacon of hope for the world, promising fundamental justice and dignity for all those living here and help for those not allowed their basic human rights no matter where they might be. Simply put, Thom was an American and was devoted to the ideals of this country. It is also true that to Thom, nothing more stirred his patriot’s heart then the 31 simple words of our country’s Pledge of Allegiance. He first learned this oath as a child in our tiny country schoolhouse staring up at the bright stars and broad stripes of a flag gently wafting in a cool fall breeze. And Thom truly took those words as his own, never forgetting them or their profound meaning of commitment. Indeed, the pledge so impassioned his artistic motive that eventually it inspired him to put pencil to paper. Join us as we translate Thom’s vision of the American Pledge of Allegiance and, indeed, of his United States on a journey into the heart and soul of the American people. Morning Pledge captures that first moment of commitment, as it did for Thom, and for all young people as they learn the Pledge of Allegiance and in those words, come to understand their privilege in being an American citizen. We, at the Thomas Kinkade Company, are excited to provide you with Thom’s profession of faith in democracy and, as always, we thank you for sharing the light.
– Patrick Kinkade