Pledge of Allegiance – Red Skelton and John Wayne

The Pledge of Allegiance

 

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.
Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance:

I – Me; an individual; a committee of one.

Pledge – Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.

Allegiance – 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.

United – That means that we have all come together.

States – Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. 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 people.

For which it stands

One Nation – One Nation–meaning, so blessed by God.

Indivisible – Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty – Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one’s own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.

And Justice – The principle, or qualities, of dealing fairly with others.

For All – For All, which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.

And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country, and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance: Under God. Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer, and that would be eliminated from schools, too?

Red Skelton

John Wayne’s Pledge of Allegiance:

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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