The Pledge of Allegiance isn't just for children. It's for all of us. Despite its short length, it's exponentially greater in meaning. Every word is purposeful and should inspire a deeper commitment in all of us.
At Flags of Valor, we went to war with our nation's flag proudly displayed on our uniform. When we volunteered for military service we took an oath to "support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic." Each of us was prepared for that oath, in part, from a life of "pledging allegiance" to our nation's family crest, the American flag.
"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."
As you recite the pledge of allegiance out loud, consider some of its deeper meaning and images of our country's history of sacrifice for others. Think about the word pledge...a promise to someone or something. How does allegiance feel? Does it make you think of loyalty or commitment to something greater? When we say the pledge of allegiance, the flag is more than a symbol. It's a protective blanket of freedom representing centuries of sacrifices and triumphs along our collective American journey.
Take your time when you say the pledge of allegiance and try to focus on a different word each day. Always remember the good we can do when we work together as one Nation under God. Remember we can be broken but never divided. Remember the necessity of justice for ALL.
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