In honor of all those who fought and died for our great country
and those who strive for the principles behind freedom and liberty,
I am proud to present
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
as interpreted by the late Red Skelton.
Me; an individual; a committee of one.
Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without
My love and my devotion.
To the Flag
Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol
of Freedom; wherever she waves
there is respect, because your loyalty has given her
a dignity that shouts,
Freedom is everybody's job.
That means that we have all come together.
Individual communities that have united into
forty-eight great states.
Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity
All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose,
and that is love for country.
And to the Republic
Republic--a state in which sovereign
power is invested in representatives
chosen by the people to govern. And government
is the people;
and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the
For which it stands
One Nation--meaning, so blessed by God.
Incapable of being divided.
Which is Freedom; the right of power to live
one's own life,
without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.
The principle, or qualities, of dealing
fairly with others.
For All--which means, boys and girls,
it's as much
your country as it is mine.
the Star Spangled Banner
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