• CommentAuthorDino
    • said   CommentTimeJuly 4th, 2007
     
    Thank you to all of our military heroes, without you our lives would be very different.
    • CommentAuthorwhiskeygrl
    • said   CommentTimeJuly 5th, 2007
     
    Thank you... as an Army wife and veteran, that means so much!
    • CommentAuthordeemara
    • said   CommentTimeJuly 6th, 2007
     
    Belated but I hope everyone had a Happy 4th of July!!!
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      CommentAuthorrolfthedog
    • said   CommentTimeJuly 7th, 2007
     
    Happy 4th! Late I know! but I didn't stumbleuponthis site till the 5th -- HA!
    for a truly American honoring Pledge of Allegiance and a little prophetic in some of it's commentary. In 1969!

    text:
    The following words were spoken by the late Red Skelton on his television program as he related the story of his teacher, Mr. Laswell, who felt his students had come to think of the Pledge of Allegiance as merely something to recite in class each day.
    "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 each word?"
    I -- me, an individual, a committee of one.
    PLEDGE -- dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.
    ALLEGIANCE -- 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!
    UNITED -- that means that we have all come together.
    STATES -- 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"
    INDIVISIBLE -- incapable of being divided.
    WITH LIBERTY -- which is freedom -- the right of power to live one's own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation.
    AND JUSTICE -- the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.
    FOR ALL -- which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.

    And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:
    "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
    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...
    UNDER GOD
    Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?
    • CommentAuthorDino
    • said   CommentTimeJuly 7th, 2007
     
    @rolfthedog
    I posted the video here for everyone to watch, thank you for sharing.

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