When beloved comedian Red Skelton was a child, his teacher noticed his students were 'mindlessly' reciting the 'Pledge of Allegiance'. This teacher stopped to explain the pledge word by word. Some 40 + years later, Skelton shared it on his TV show in 1969.
Me; an individual; a committee of one.
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 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.
Individual communities that have united into forty-eight 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 is love for country.
And to the Republic
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 — 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.
For All — which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine...