The Pledge of Allegiance and its Meaning
“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”
The pledge is to be said standing (if able) facing the American Flag, if in uniform (male or female) render a hand salute, if in civilian attire your right hand should be placed over your heart, for males, if in civilian attire and wearing a hat the hat should be removed held by your right hand and placed over your left shoulder (females wearing hats are not required to remove a hat) and causing your right hand to be over your heart.
What is the meaning of our Pledge of Allegiance?
I Pledge Allegiance – I promise to be faithful and true (promise my loyalty)
to the Flag – to the emblem that stands for and represents
of the United States – all 50 states and territories, each of them individual, and individually states represented on the flag
of America – yet formed into a union of one nation
and to the Republic – and I also pledge my loyalty to the government that is itself a Republic, a form of government where the people are sovereign.
for which it stands – this government also being represented by the Flag to which I promise loyalty.
one Nation under God, – The 50 individual states are united as a single Republic under the Divine providence of God.
Indivisible – and can not be separated
with Liberty – The people of this Nation being afforded the freedom to pursue “life, liberty and happiness”
and Justice – And each person entitled to be treated justly, fairly and according to proper law and principle.
for All – These principles afforded to every loyal American regardless of race, religion, creed, or any other criteria.
The American’s Creed
“I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
“I therefore believe it is my duty to my county to love it, to support its Constitution; to obey its Laws; to respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies”.