“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.”
Each morning at the beginning of the first period class, we recite the pledge of allegiance with our hand over our heart to show our devotion, loyalty and love for the flag and our country as a whole. Although now, more often than not, it seems we recite the pledge out of habit and chore rather than out of renewed devotion and unity.
Our forefathers came to this country to escape the bondage of Europe and the ruling of a king. They came to seek a better life and opportunity for themselves and their posterity: a chance to have a different and better life, a new form of government. To establish a democracy where the people have the power and the right to choose what and who they will follow. To create a country that was united in its effort to stand strong and to keep its independence.