I'm sorry about your younger brother, Thomas. I lost one of mine in Feb 2019. He was a good guy. It's nice to live in a community where they still do The Pledge. Pre-COVID, I was on the board of a few non-profits in this rural community. At one, we would say a prayer and The Pledge of Allegiance to kick off every board meeting, and to kick off community events we sponsored. My neighbor was the local Scoutmaster, and provided the Color Guard (2 Scouts, one carrying the U.S. flag and the other carrying the state flag) for those events.