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Children Should Recite The Pledge Of Allegiance At The Start Of Each School Day
When I was in school at Midway Elementary, Decatur Georgia, at the beginning of every morning by the principal over the intercom. Immediately after, every class recited the pledge. Every teacher, worker, student and the principal would participate in the recital of the 'Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.' We didn't just stand up and say it, we stood up straight with our right hands planted over our hearts and pronounced every word in unison, looking up at the Flag of the United States placed between the windows and teachers desk. The flag was the first thing you saw when entering the classroom. While reciting the pledge I remember the pride I felt, the awesomeness of being Free, thinking about the people before us responsible for our Freedom and Betsy Ross, what she was on her mind while making the flag one stitch at a time until it was finished. While reciting the pledge to our Flag, I remember, also, thinking of it's beauty, the true blue background behind the glowing white stars along with the bright red and white stripes all sown together, how happy Betsy must have been in marveling at what she had created with her own hands not realizing what an importance it would be and mean to the United States of
America. While continuing to recite our pledge, the words 'Under God' enticed me to look past the Flag for just a moment, out of the window at the hills covered with a deep green grass, small yellow, pink and purple flowers sprinkled all all about and the beautiful blue sky running into this grassy green hills while the trees with white blossoms stood tall, as if to keep the sky from falling and completely covering everything up. It had came a short spring shower of rain in the dawn of the morning which magnified the colors and brought a rainbow all colors out starting from as far as the eye could see and fading out into the trees on the other side of the hills, envisioned how Great God must be to have created all this and that the United States of America was founded under God. I felt so much pride that I stood straighter and recited the words more pronounced. I was 7 or 8 then and along with others felt the words originally written by, Francis Bellamy, were more than just words, 'The Pledge of Allegiance' was our way of life. I am so proud to be an American where I have the many freedoms i have, two of which are freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Thank you God.
"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."
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