Listen........as the late Red Skelton tells the story of his teacher, Mr. Laswell, who
explained the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, word by word.
(Patience as it loads please)
Now, more than ever, listen to the meaning of these words.
"I've been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge
of Allegiance all semester and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous
to you. If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of
me, an individual, a committee of
dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.
my love and my devotion.
~To the flag~
our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there's respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job!
that means that we have all come together.
individual communities that have united into 48 great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose,
and that's love for country.
~And to the republic~
a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
~For which it stands, one nation~
one nation, meaning "so blessed by God"
incapable of being divided.
which is freedom; the right of power to live one's own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation.
the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.
which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.
Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our
country and two words have been added to the
Pledge of Allegiance...
Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools
God Bless America!
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