I attended the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Memorial Day Observance on Monday, where the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and it reminded me of the meaning.
It goes, “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.”
How many times have we recited that pledge?
It doesn’t say anything about left or right, rich or poor, religious or not, nor any of the myriad of things that seem to divide us of late. It is a pledge to honor the flag and a pledge of loyalty to the republic and the nation indivisible. One nation with liberty and justice for all. We can be better if we follow our pledge and live in one nation and strive to work together to solve our differences.
— Michael L. Mott
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