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.
"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 for the people)
"for which it stands,"
(the flag means the country)
(a single country)
(the people believe in a supreme being)
(the country cannot be split into parts)
"with liberty and justice"
(with freedom and fairness)
(for each person in the country...you and me...!)
Remember all branches of the armed forces, and the countless thousands of men, women and children, yes children, who through the centuries have given their lives, so that we may enjoy, all the freedoms that we have today.
For everyone visiting this page, here is a question for YOU:
Do you know which star on the American Flag represents your state?
Take a friend, and together visit your local library for some amazing answers.
The flag is the symbol of our national unity, our national
endeavor, our national aspiration.The flag tells of the struggle for
independence, of union preserved, of liberty and union one and inseparable, of
the sacrifices of brave men and women to whom the ideals and honor of this
nation have been dearer than life. It means America first; it means an
undivided allegiance.It means America united, strong and efficient, equal to
her tasks.It means that you cannot be saved by the valor and devotion of
your ancestors, that to each generation comes its patriotic duty; and that upon
your willingness to sacrifice and endure as those before you have sacrificed and
endured rests the national hope.It speaks of equal rights, of the
inspiration of free institutions exemplified and vindicated, of liberty under
law intelligently conceived and impartially administrated. There is not a thread
in it but scorns self-indulgence, weakness, and rapacity. It is eloquent of
our community interests, outweighing all divergencies of opinion, and of our
Robert F. Kennedy
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