Monday, May 30, 2016

What does the "Pledge of Allegiance" mean?

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. 

I pledge allegiance(I promise to be true) to the flag(to the symbol of our country)
of the United States of America(each state that has joined to make our country)
and to the Republic(a republic is a country where the people choose others to make laws for them -- the government is “of, by and for” the people)
for which it stands,” (the flag means the country)
one nation(a single country)
under God,” (the people believe in a supreme being)
indivisible,” (the country cannot be split into parts)
with Liberty and Justice(with freedom and fairness)
for all.(for each person in the country...YOU and ME!)  

The pledge says you are promising to be true to the
United States of America! 

~The original Pledge of Allegiance was written by Francis Bellamy.

"The colors in the flag of the United States of America; 

White signifies purity and innocence,

Red, hardiness & valour,

Blue the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice." 

The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on

• New Year's Day - January 1
• Inauguration Day - January 20
• Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday - third Monday in January
• Lincoln's Birthday - February 12
• Washington's Birthday - third Monday in February
• Easter Sunday - (variable)
• Mother's Day - second Sunday in May
• Armed Forces Day - third Saturday in May
• Memorial Day (half-staff until noon) - last Monday in May

• Flag Day - June 14
• Independence Day - July 4
• Labor Day - first Monday - September 1 - 7 
• Columbus Day - second Monday in October
• Navy Day - October 27
• Veterans Day - November 11

• Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday in November
• Christmas Day - December 25
• Other days as may be proclaimed by the President of

   the United States
• Birthdays of States (date of admission) • State holidays

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