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Originally posted by PrplHrt
reply to post by WP4YT
It still means something to some of us. There was a feeling in the country then that is missing today. We were part of one big family. There were men and women protecting us in the air and on the ground.
That feeling is gone. Everyone is doing their own thing, expressing their hate for the freedom that was given to them.
I pity those who don't understand why we said the Pledge. You'll never experience what we experienced.
Patriotism is a beautiful thing when it's tempered with reason.edit on 1/5/2013 by PrplHrt because: (no reason given)
His original Pledge read as follows: 'I pledge allegiance to my Flag and (to*) the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.' He considered placing the word, 'equality,' in his Pledge, but knew that the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans. [ * 'to' added in October, 1892. ]
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.