Approximately 500 people turned out Sunday to try and set a new workd record for reciting the pledge of allegiance at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.

The event was sponsored by the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy as part of their year of the pledge program.

Museum Director Anne Pratt says Red Skelton explanied the meaning behind the pledge during one of his show’s in the late 60’s.

This time however, it was students from Tecumseh-Harrison Elementary school explaining the various parts of the pledge during a video presentation to the Audience.

John Evans of Terre Haute is an avid fan of Red Skelton and thought that was the highlight of the program.

Local Veterans organization put on a presentation explaining flag etiquette and how to properly fold the flag.

The veterans also remembered those who sacrificed all for defense of their country, followed by the playing of taps.

Those attending Sunday’s program were given a sticker allowing them free access to the Red Skelton Museum following the event.