Patriotism 101

Recently I attended a high school graduation.  The person leading the pledge missed a couple of words here and there and the person leading the Texas pledge either froze up or simply did not know it.

The worste part of this is that the audience did not know it either (for the most part.)

So here are both, with an explanation of what the words mean.

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“I pledge allegiance” (I promise to be true)

“to the flag” (to the symbol of our country)

“of the United States of America” (each state that has joined to make our country)

“and to the Republic” (a republic is a country where the people choose others to make laws for them — the government is “of, by and for” the people)

“for which it stands,” (the flag means the country)

“one nation” (a single country)

“under God,” (the people believe in a supreme being)

“indivisible,” (the country cannot be split into parts)

“with Liberty and Justice” (with freedom and fairness)

“for all.” (for each person in the country…you and me!)

The pledge says you are promising to be true to the United States of America!

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“Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”

-Best to you and those that you care about.

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