The Pledge, The Whole Pledge, And Nothing But The Pledge of Allegiance

Gratitude / Saturday, July 4th, 2015


The Fourth of July is a time to reflect on our country.

I am grateful to be a citizen of this great nation.

Regardless of our differences.

Regardless of our struggles.

We are privileged to live here.

Today we celebrate our independence with barbeques, family and friends, and spectacular fireworks.

We are FREE to do so.

We are immeasurably blessed.

This morning our son got excited about his flag T-shirt and started to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

It made me proud to hear him recite the words.

That pledge has been in my brain, memorized since I was just his age.

And, when I say the Pledge, I mean the FULL one with no words removed.

I thought it fitting to simply end this post these simple, yet fitting words.

“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.”

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