The Pledge of Allegiance
Beneath this is the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance from Red Skelton. This explanation of the pledge tells about each and every word that is in the pledge. He died at 84 on September 1997. In it he explains the real meaning about the words of the pledge and also what he felt.
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's respect because your loyalty has given
her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job!
that means that we have all come together.
individual communities that have united into 48 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's love for country.
And to the 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
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
the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.
which means, boys and girls, it's as much your
country as it is mine.
Since I was a small boy, two
states have been added to our country
and two words have been added to the pledge of Allegiance...
Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said
that is a prayer
and that would be eliminated from schools too?
God Bless America!
A Baptist priest named Francis Bellamy wrote the original pledge in August 1892. In the pledge he was expressing his ideas about the love and loyalty to our country.He prepared a program for the public schools' celebration for Columbus Day. He prepared a flag salute for the ceremony which read, 'I pledge allegiance to my Flag and (to*) the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all ' [ * 'to' added in October, 1892 ]. The words ''Under God'' was added to the pledge in 1954.
In 1923 to 1924, under the leadership of the American Legion and the Daughters of the American Revolution changed some words. They changed 'my flag' to' the Flag of the United States of America.' Bellamy disliked this change but this was ignored.
I got my information from http://home.att.net/~poofcatt/july.html, http://history.vineyard.net/pledge.htm,and http://history.vineyard.net/pledge.htm