#@! The Pledge  

pal334 65M  
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#@! The Pledge


I was reminded of this post I made in the past and thought a repost may be handy.
I was reminded how important that it is in my and all our societies, and would like to share it again. I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when my 10 year old Godson came home from school. He wanted me to sit and listen to something on the internet that they had been introduced (the explanation) to in school by one of his teachers . I thought it was cute as he sat me down and brought this up on his iPad and made sure that I listened closely to it. I listened and was very pleased by this explanation of The Pledge of Allegiance, that made its meaning much clearer to him and his classmates. He then had me and his brother join him in reciting the Pledge. When his parents got home from school, he said he would do the same with them. This may not be significant to folks from other countries, but I would think you have a similar pledge / saying for your country. I am so happy that the school has stepped up and shared this with the . Is there something similar in your country? Here is a transcript of…………….


The Pledge of Allegiance
by Red Skelton
January 14, 1969 (note the date)


“When I was a small boy in Vincennes, Indiana, I heard, I think, one of the most outstanding speeches I ever heard in my life. I think it compares with the Sermon on the Mount, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and Socrates’ Speech to the Students.
We had just finished reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and he called us all together, and he says, “Uh, boys and girls, I have been listening to you recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester, and it seems that it has become monotonous to you. Or, could it be, you do not understand the meaning of each word? If I may, I would like to recite the pledge, and give you a definition for each word”:

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 courage. And wherever she waves, there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts “Freedom is everybody's job”.

of the United …. That means that we have all come together.

States ……. Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided by imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common cause, and that’s love of country, of America.

And to the Republic …. A Republic: a sovereign state in which power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern. And the 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 ... Meaning so blessed by God.
Indivisible …. Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty …. Which is Freedom.The right of power for one to live his own life without fears, threats, or any sort of retaliation.

And Justice … The principle and qualities of dealing fairly with others.

For All … For All. That means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.”

Now 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.

He ended with ,,,,, “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 it is a prayer, and that it be eliminated from our schools, too?”


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pal334 65M  
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5/13/2020 6:10 am

No matter your country of origin, instilling and maintaining the pride of your country with your children is so important

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author51 57F  
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5/13/2020 8:48 am

I was far from happy when they took the Lord's Prayer out of the schools. They did change up the wording a few years ago of our Canadian Anthem but it became better as it was changed from "In all our son's command" to "In all of us command"..Good post Pal..xoxoxo

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superbjversion2 65F  
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5/13/2020 9:37 am

I remember seeing the original telecast of this speech. It was wonderfully done.

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thikhead 63M
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5/13/2020 11:03 am

    Quoting author51:
    I was far from happy when they took the Lord's Prayer out of the schools. They did change up the wording a few years ago of our Canadian Anthem but it became better as it was changed from "In all our son's command" to "In all of us command"..Good post Pal..xoxoxo
hmmm, all the hockey i (used to watch)
im embarrassed to admit i never noticed that change.
unless its very recent and not yet commonly sung that way?

i always used to think "with glowing hearts"
should have been "with glowing pride"
to rhyme with "from far and wide".

gotta admit i dont know the half-french lyrics at all.

"were all in this together"


Tmptrzz 57F  
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5/13/2020 11:42 am

This is always a great read so thank you for the reminder. I hope your Hump Day is a wonderful one..

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mufdiver69er2 59M  
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5/13/2020 6:53 pm

ol red was one classy guy..he used to say may god bless instead of god bless...when asked why he answered...because i would never pretend to speak for god..gertrude and heathclips..barely remember his show...and there is an addition to the pledge with our money-hungry society...with liberty and justice for all..that can afford it..

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sweet_VM 62F
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5/14/2020 7:58 am

Great read hugs V

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pal334 65M  
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5/14/2020 3:38 pm

    Quoting author51:
    I was far from happy when they took the Lord's Prayer out of the schools. They did change up the wording a few years ago of our Canadian Anthem but it became better as it was changed from "In all our son's command" to "In all of us command"..Good post Pal..xoxoxo
It is good to know about improvement

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pal334 65M  
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5/14/2020 3:39 pm

    Quoting  :

Thank you

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pal334 65M  
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5/14/2020 3:40 pm

    Quoting superbjversion2:
    I remember seeing the original telecast of this speech. It was wonderfully done.
It was so well done

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pal334 65M  
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5/14/2020 3:41 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    This is always a great read so thank you for the reminder. I hope your Hump Day is a wonderful one..
Always good to keep things fresh

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pal334 65M  
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5/14/2020 3:43 pm

You are so welcome

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