The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by a man named Francis Bellamy for a children's magazine called The Youth's Companion.Mr. Bellamy wanted the flag to fly above every school in America so that children would feel pride and love for their country when reciting the words to the Pledge of Allegiance.That was before the recent September 11, 2001 attacks.
The Pledge of Allegiance is a solemn oath of allegiance or fidelity to the U.S.I pledge allegiance, has always meant a strong devotion to or a solemn promise of loyalty of a citizen to his or her government.This is nothing but the truth since September 11,2001.More than ever have we all seen the strong devotion and dedication to this great country.In thefirst few days after the terrorist's attacks you couldn't buy an American flag anywhere.Everyone had in some way symbolized his or her strong patriotism, in a visual sense and an emotional sense.It didn't seem to have the strong feeling that accompanied the strong words until recent.
To the flag, a piece of cloth varying in size, shape, color, and design, usually attached to one end of a staff or cord and used as the symbol of a nation, state or organization.Not these days.The flag that we are talking about is not about size, shape and color.A symbol of a nation is closer but doesn't capture it.What we are clearly talking about is symbolism for a very strong sense of emotion created from our own unity of devotion to our people and all that we stand for.This does not require setting aside our differences and opposing opinions.This requires bringing our differences and opposing opinions together and accepting them as a nation.
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