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Monday, October 18, 2010

Saw this on Facebook last week and it really hit home to me.

I found this online and found it interesting:

I pledge allegiance - I promise my loyalty

to the flag - to the symbol that stands to represent

of the United States of America - each and every of the 50 states that form the united nation of America

and to the republic - a country where people choose their representative to form the government and represent them

for which it stands, one nation - the flag that stands for one country

under God - there is one Supreme entity for every citizen

indivisible - a country that cannot be divided

with Liberty - complete freedom of life and living being given to the citizens

and Justice - fair treatment being promised by the law of the land

for all - for each and every citizen of the country.  


When I was a little girl I use to add an "Amen" at the end of the pledge 
while we were reciting it in school. 
Took me a few years to realize that wasn't part of the pledge,
but I always said it, softly or in my mind.  


BUT now I think it should be.  

Amen, means so be it Lord.  

Sounds good to me!

26 comments :

  1. Amen! What a wonderful post. Hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather!

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  2. Great reminder this morning....of how blessed we are to live where we live!

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  3. Thank you for a wonderful reminder.

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  4. When I was teaching we recited the pledge every morning. The Lord's Prayer was replaced with a "moment of silence". My prayer is that the pledge will never become a "moment of silence".

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  5. I am right there with you, Lois! Great post!

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  6. A BIG and loud AMEN! from me!

    Liz

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  7. This is such a great reminder! Thank you Lois

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  8. Morning Sweet Lois,
    Good to see you post hon!!
    That was a great post. Love the breakdown of the meaning.
    I too, remember pledging allegiance to the flag every morning right after we prayed the Lord's prayer!
    So sad they have taken that out of our children's lives, but sadder yet
    that they have tried to take God out of our children's lives, and look at the messes going on in the schools these days and People wonder why!! No need to wonder why as believers, we know why!!
    Put prayer and God back in school
    and all that would change!!
    I will get off my soapbox now!! lol
    Hope you are doing well Sweetie,
    Bet you are having lovely weather
    up there!! At least I hope you are.
    Love ya, Nellie
    Praying for your family hon.

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  9. I think it's a very thought provoking cartoon. I went through public school always reciting the Pledge of Allegiance--the Lord's Prayer was never recited until I had a high school English teacher require a memorization and recitation by each member of the class of it and the 23rd Psalm. (The other recitations were all secular).

    I don't know about anyone else, but when I was in school, if one of my classmates took the stance of sitting at his desk with his feet up on it and refusing to say the pledge, I'll bet he/she would have been sent to the principal's office, etc...

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  10. G'day Lois ~
    I say AMEN! What a lovely write ... nothing will divide this country, we will survive & stand united under God.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN Hugs, Marydon

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  11. I thought that this was a great reminder. Thank you so much for sharing it.
    Hugs.

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  12. Makes you feel like saying Amen at the end. Love it!

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  13. Great post, Lois! I wish all the schools were still saying the pledge and teaching the kids what the flag stands for and what sacrifices take place from our service men and women to insure our freedom.

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  14. I love this, you know I used to and still do say amen at the end.

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  15. Amen, Lois! This has such a good message- really hits home.

    Freedom isn't free. And thank you again dear one for your sacrifice of having your hubby so far away standing in the gap for our country.

    God bless,
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  16. Very powerful post. God Bless America. I felt the same when we would recite O Canada...take care.

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  17. Oh, you are so right - AMEN! What a powerful cartoon...

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  18. Amen! I think that it should be there too! I really enjoyed reading that and I wholeheartedly agree! It saddens me that reciting the pledge isn't the norm in schools anymore!

    Blessings,
    Tammy

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  20. AMEN!!!!!! Loved the cartoon. It is because of those who sacrifice not only themselves but also their lives, that are given the freedom to trust in God, pledge allegiance and live in the country we do. Blessings...
    Annie

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  21. I love the explanation of the "pledge" especially the cartoon that is shown. Each time I read about the pledge or hear it, I get goosebumps! I especially like a recording that was done years ago by "Red Skelton" The Pledge
    I hope the link will work.

    Thank you and bless you for this post.

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