For years, the Mole Day Foundation (NMF) has been waking the ChemEd delegates up for the traditional 6:02 am breakfast.  Delegates celebrate with a hardy breakfast, lots of Mole Day prizes, the announcement of The Mole of the Year, the pledging of allegiance to the Mole (see below), and some fun music as the Mole Day song is heard.   Lots of fun is had by all.

MOLE  PLEDGE

(Background:  When saying the pledge of allegiance to the U.S. flag, one faces the flag.  If no flag is present, one should face our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.  When saying the pledge to the mole, a real mole is usually not present.  So, one should bend over and face the earth!)

I pledge allegiance to the mole, and to the science from which it comes, one SI unit, extremely divisible, with micromoles and millimoles for all.

(Provided by R. Thomas Myers - Kent State University, Kent, OH)

I pledge allegiance to the mole, to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and to the atomic mass for which it stands, one number, most divisible, with atoms and molecules for all.                                       

(Provided by Sylvia Cooper - Morgantown High School, Morgantown, WV)