Oath Annually Recited by Townsend Harris High School Students

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Oath Annually Recited by Townsend Harris High School Students

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"Open the doors to all. Let the children of the rich and the poor take their seats together and know of no distinction save that of industry, good conduct, and intellect." - Townsend Harris (1804-1878)

"I shall never bring disgrace to my city, nor shall I ever desert my comrades in the ranks: but I, both alone and with my many comrades, shall fight for the ideals and sacred things of the city. I shall willingly pay heed to whomever renders judgment with wisdom and shall obey both the laws already established and whatever laws the people in their wisdom shall establish. I, alone and with my comrades, shall resist anyone who destroys the laws or disobeys them. I shall not leave my city any less but rather greater than I found it." - Recited annually by students in Townsend Harris High School at Queens College.

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Townsend Harris High School

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None

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Townsend Harris High School - Flickr

Source: Townsend Harris High School. (2012, September 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:09, October 4, 2012, from http://bit.ly/PZocNL

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Townsend Harris High School 

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Townsend Harris High School 

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Townsend Harris High School 

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Photograph

Language

English

Type

Oath

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Profession

Coverage

New York

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Reference

Townsend Harris High School, Oath Annually Recited by Townsend Harris High School Students, Townsend Harris High School , None

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Townsend Harris High School, “Oath Annually Recited by Townsend Harris High School Students,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 17, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/34.