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One Nation, Indivisible

Some of us grew up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in school every day. The words “one nation, indivisible” are a potent memory. Are those words history?

The thirteen colonies declared their independence from England on July 4, 1776. Congress adopted the name “United States” on September 9, 1776. In 1777, they designated June 14 as American Flag Day. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitu...


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Carol Schoning writes:

There are several very important words of the pledge of allegiance I pledge ALLEGIANCE (loyalty or commitment) to the flag of the UNITED(joined together politically for a common purpose) states of America and to the REPUBLIC (a Government where the supreme power is held by the people and their elected officials and president not a monarch) for which it stands, one nation under GOD,INDIVISIBLE (impossible to be divided) with LIBERTY(being free within a society of oppressive restrictions) and JUSTICE(fairness and rightness in the treatment of other people)for ALL.(the total of every single one)! Everyone should know this, for many years it was recited by every school aged child, every school day of their lives. I am 75 and just typed this from memory. Did I understand the meaning as a kid (only that it was an important part of being an American). Do I understand it now yes it is an ingrained part of who I am and I think about different parts at different times. It is kind of a guideline to being an American. I FEEL VERY SAD THAT MANY OF OUR YOUNGER CITIZENS WILL NEVER KNOW THIS PLEDGE.

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