“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.”-the American Pledge of Allegiance written by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and amended to its current version by Congress in 1954
Elegant. Poignant. Simple.
We need The Pledge of Allegiance reinstated in schools as an important start to becoming a contributing citizen.
Saying The Pledge of Allegiance in a roomful of people is powerful. It’s a pledge of fealty to something bigger than ourselves–an idea and an ideal we are striving for together.
It is also a pledge to each other:
Our differences will not divide us
Fair treatment, not equal, not same, but fair treatment for all.
Photo by Zach Betten on Unsplash. Zion National Park.