Mary Leavitt, who attends the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, Ohio (David Plaster, pastor) and who is known throughout Central Ohio as “The Flag Lady,” has been asked to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Republican National Convention next week in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. She is listed on this page of the RNC Web site near the bottom right. Look for her Tuesday, September 2, between 6:15 and 6:45 p.m. CST.
Mary has also been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, and has been told a story may appear in the paper next week.
Mary, who operates The Flag Lady’s Store in Columbus, is also serving on a committee of small business owners for presidential candidate John McCain.
She says she is overwhelmed with the honor of being asked to participate in the business of our country in these important ways. “Mary is an amazing lady who loves Jesus and her country. Pray for her as she receives and executes this national honor,” says Jim Custer, teaching pastor at the Columbus church. Please also pray for Mary’s safety as she travels to the convention and that God would use her to further the Gospel through her involvement in this unique experience.
To learn more about Mary, click here.