I pledge allegiance…

“I flagpledge allegiance to the flag…,” We all recite this most mornings at the beginning of third period. But do any of us really remember or care about what we are saying?
As high schoolers growing up in the United States, most of us learned the pledge in kindergarten or first grade. We learned the words to it and now we have them memorized, but I don’t think that many of us actually know what we are saying.
The pledge is uniting us as a country and is supposed to remind us every day of how lucky we are to be living here in the United States.
Learning it in first grade lead to us knowing the words but not really getting the full message. We couldn’t have been expected to really understand what we were saying at that age, but we were still expected to participate in saying it each morning.
I think that it is good that teachers and school districts teach it to us when we are so young, but I feel that they need to do a follow up in years to come with the reality of its meaning
Living here in America is such a privilege and honor that I believe we should take time to honor that each day. Schools try to do this, but in the long run, it is just wasting class time because no one really understands the weight of what they are saying.
Really analyzing the words to this testimony would be beneficial to our youth and even our adults in this country, allowing everyone to appreciate what it means to be an American citizen in the 21st century,
In this affirmation of our unity as a country, it expresses some of the great benefits to being an American. these benefits are not acknowledged as they should be, but rather overlooked and underappreciated.
Knowing the great advantages of America such as the freedom and acceptance lets everyone be more grateful to be in our country and would most likely result in more national pride. Right now we all know the words that we are saying, and may feel that we know what it means. But, if we really stop and reflect on it, we will remember what it took to bring our country to where it is today.
It is essential that everyone in America understand and fully appreciate the meaning and importance of being “One nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”

Written by Tatum Tricarico

Tatum Tricarico is a staff member on the MC Sun and is the unofficial video editor assistant. She is having trouble writing this bio because her awesomeness is so overwhelming and could not possibly fit in such a small space!

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