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.
As you go through this day and see the flag consider our history. Think of those who sacrificed all to reach the point of our original 13 Star Flag:
Then consider those who fought in the Civil War, the bloodiest war in our nation's history, to save this country. Here is the flag they carried into combat:
Today, for all our faults, people from around the world wait in long lines to gain admission to our country to live under this Flag:
Remember it isn't just the Flag, but equally important are the ideals of the American way of life represented by the Flag. To me our Flag is actually a visible embodiment of the United States Constitution. Salute the Flag, respect the Flag not just today but everyday.