Its a shame we have this conversation. All I will say: I never have and never will apologize for standing before the American flag with my hand over my heart; while singing or reciting the national anthem and pledge of allegiance.
VIOLA, Illinois — First graders in Mrs. Burns’ class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Winola Elementary. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge
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I pledge of 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.
“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.”
When I was in the first grade we started each day standing next to our desk, facing our flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. It was a tradition I recall that carried up until high school. I don’t know why it ever ended, I don’t recall anyone ever being offended.
Today the argument against reciting The Pledge of Allegiance in public is that it may offend someone. Did you catch that, “may” offend someone.
Who does it offend? If it offends you…..I would like you to reply/comment back, I would really like to know why. I doubt I get many, if any, responses.
How many of our young people today know the words or have recited the Pledge? How many have ever heard it?
School wasn’t the only place it was recited, I remember opening our Cub Scout and Boy Scout meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance. I remember how it made me feel, proud to be an American and pride in the flag and country.