Upstate New York Sheriff's Deputy Recites Pledge of Allegiance Outside School Building

An Oneida County Sheriff’s deputy recited the United States Pledge of Allegiance in front of an empty school in New York Mills, New York, on March 25.

“We visited the New York Mills Central School District for today’s Pledge of Allegiance. We will continue to visit local schools and public places with flags proudly displayed during our social isolation period,” wrote the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.

New York Mills Union Free School was closed to students and held online classes as New York state was locked down to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The school’s cafeteria stayed open for “lunch pickup” from 11 am to 12.30 pm local time, Monday through Friday, for any child under the age of 18.

New York State reported 30,811 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 17,856 of which were in New York City, and 285 total deaths as of March 25. Credit: Oneida County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

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