The Pledgeofallegiance

Every morning in grade school we went through a classroom ritual. Facing the flag, in a monotone chant, we recited a series of disjointed phrases known to our childish minds only as "The Pledgeofallegiance." I can still recite it to this day. It starts out like this: "I Pledgeofallegiance..." What did it mean? It meant there was still a whole day of school to go before we were free. It meant grown-ups still had a bunch of stuff they wanted us to do. I wonder if our nation today would value Liberty more if schools had simply done the Pledgeofallegiance not in the morning, but at the end of the day, when freedom looms large?

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