Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Pledge of Alliegence

I have volunteered in my children's classrooms since my oldest entered school, and on a recent volunteer day, had the opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance with my daughter's kindergarten class. I remember beginning each school day with The Pledge, but I was either too young to understand what I was saying, or had said it so many times that the words had lost meaning. I found myself tearing up as I pledged my allegiance to our flag on that day. I realized that I really mean the words that I state each time I recite The Pledge. I love this country and everything that it stands for. I know that it has its faults, and is far from perfect...but it has never failed me, and I am proud to be an American. I look forward to celebrating this country's birth this week and will cry as I watch the fireworks just like I always do, (and my husband will roll his eyes and say, "Tell me that fireworks really don't make you cry", even though he knows that they do, and always will). I have made a Pledge to the Flag, and to the republic for which it stands. I believe as do many that this is truly one nation under God, and will pray always that it remains indivisible, with liberty and justice for I have pledged to do on countless occasions.