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I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all. June 14, 1954 In 1892, 1
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The Pledge Of Allegiance

posted at 6/15/2011 12:31 AM EDT
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I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation under God, indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for all.

June 14, 1954

In 1892, 1923, 1924 and 1954 the American people demonstrated enough concern about the actual words in the Pledge to make some necessary changes. Today there may be a tendency among many Americans to recite "by rote" with little thought for the words themselves. Before continuing with our tour, let's examine these 31 words a little more thoroughly.

I Pledge AllegianceI Promise to be faithful and true (Promise my loyalty)
to the flagto the emblem that stands for and represents
of the United Statesall 50 states, each of them individual, and individually represented on the flag
of Americayet formed into a UNION of one Nation.
and to the RepublicAnd I also pledge my loyalty to the Government that is itself a Republic, a form of government where the PEOPLE are sovereign,
for which it stands,this government also being represented by the Flag to which I promise loyalty.
one Nation under God,These 50 individual states are united as a single Republic under the Divine providence of God, "our most powerful resource" (according to the words of President Eisenhower)
Indivisible,and can not be separated. (This part of the original version of the pledge was written just 30 years after the beginning of the Civil War and demonstrates the unity sought in the years after that divisive period in our history)
with LibertyThe people of this Nation being afforded the freedom to pursue "life, liberty, and happiness",
and JusticeAnd each person entitled to be treated justly, fairly, and according to proper law and principle,
for All.And these principles afforded to EVERY AMERICAN, regardless of race, religion, color, creed, or any other criteria. Just as the flag represents 50 individual states that can not be divided or separated, this Nation represents millions of people who can not be separated or divided.
Thus it is that when you Pledge Allegiance to the United States Flag, You:

*Promise your loyalty to the Flag itself.
*Promise your loyalty to your own and the other 49 States.
*Promise your loyalty to the Government that unites us all,
Recognizing that we are ONE Nation under God,
That we can not or should not be divided or alone,
And understanding the right to Liberty and Justice belongs to ALL of us.

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

posted at 6/15/2011 7:00 AM EDT
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Great info. I will copy it and pass it on to my e-mail buddies and family.

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

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More people should recite the pledge more often.  I used to do it every morning in grade school.

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Thanks for sharing this, Maxine. We were the only ones in our neighborhood flying the flag yesterday, Flag Day. I'm not sure anyone new why we flew our flag.Cry

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

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Thanks for sharing Maxine.  I recently went to my grandaughter's 8th grade graduation and I was amazed at the number of people who not only didn't put their hand over their heart but didn't even bother saying the pledge of allegiance.  As for the Star Spangled Banner singing, that was almost none existent except for the graduates.  Of the people I did see participating most of them were older.  So sad that a lot of immigrants and even people born here won't make the effort to participate in pledging their allegiance to our flag and our country.

I wasn't born here either but I have been proud to be an American for a very long time.

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

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Thanks for sharing Maxine.  I recently went to my grandaughter's 8th grade graduation and I was amazed at the number of people who not only didn't put their hand over their heart but didn't even bother saying the pledge of allegiance.  As for the Star Spangled Banner singing, that was almost none existent except for the graduates.  Of the people I did see participating most of them were older.  So sad that a lot of immigrants and even people born here won't make the effort to participate in pledging their allegiance to our flag and our country. I wasn't born here either but I have been proud to be an American for a very long time.
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Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

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In Response to Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance:
Thanks for sharing this, Maxine. We were the only ones in our neighborhood flying the flag yesterday, Flag Day. I'm not sure anyone new why we flew our flag.
Posted by Verlee T



You are not alone.  I flew my flag yesterday too and I think I was the only one in my neighborhood.

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

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Maxine...

Thank you so much for sharing! 

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

posted at 6/16/2011 5:03 AM EDT
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Do they still allow the Pledge of Allegiance in school?  I am not sure.

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

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I remember as a child in school, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance every morning with our hand over our heart. It made me proud to be an American. My grandparents came from another country, my uncles and cousins served in WW II, my husband served in the military for four years as was required back then. What happened to the pride? Did we become too apathetic and let small minorities remove this pride from our classrooms and country?

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

posted at 6/16/2011 6:51 AM EDT
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Thank you for the info - I must make a copy of this.

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

posted at 6/16/2011 8:25 AM EDT
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Amen!  I say The Pledge of Allegiance every single day! Laughing

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Great We should all pass his on to all we know

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posted at 6/16/2011 3:44 PM EDT
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thanks you for putting it up

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

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We start our TOPS meeting every Wed. morning with the Pledge Of Allegiance.

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

posted at 6/17/2011 7:21 AM EDT
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We must continue to educate our youth about the wonders of this country that was built on the blood of our American soldiers.

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

posted at 6/17/2011 11:57 PM EDT
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Thank you so much for sharing.  Will share this with others.

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posted at 6/20/2011 9:19 AM EDT
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We start our AARP meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Let us not forgot what this stands for.......

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LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing.

Re: The Pledge Of Allegiance

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We start our Legion Auxiliary meeting with the Pledge every month.
We also start every Girl Scout meeting with the Pledge.Thanks
for  the information I fly my Flag every day that it is not raining.
There is several Flags flying in our small town in Nebraska.
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