John Wayne's 'Face the Flag'
Hear Red Skelton's commentary
on The Pledge of Allegiance
and follow the script below:
'The 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
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
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
John Wayne's 'America'
(All credit for the above should be given to Stephen L. Worley, Vietnam Veteran and Webmaster for "Prairie Ridge", please visit his site for other great patriotic recordings!)
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