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,
with liberty and justice for all.
Explanation of the Pledge of Allegiance
To pledge is to promise.
Allegiance is to be loyal
A republic is a nation where everyone has a say in the governing of the nation.
One nation under God means that we are one nation in the sight of God.
Indivisible means that though the United States is made from many parts, those parts make one whole, which cannot be torn apart. This is what the civil war was fought about.
With liberty... for all means that everyone in the United States has equal rights.
And justice for all means that if you must go to court, you will be treated the same, no matter who you are.
The American Flag Should be Flown on the Following Dates:
New Year's Day, January 1st
Inauguration Day, January 20th
Martin Luther King Birthday, 3rd Monday in January
Lincoln's Birthday, February 12th
Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in February
Easter Sunday, variable dates each year
Mother's Day, 2nd Sunday in May
Armed Forces Day, 3rd Saturday in May
Memorial Day, Last Monday in May (the flag flies at half staff until noon)
Flag Day, June 14th
Independence Day, July 4th
Labor Day, 1st Monday in September
Constitution Day, September 17th
Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October
Navy Day, October 27th
Veterans Day, November 11th
Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November
Christmas Day, December 25th
And all other days which may be proclaimed by the President of the United States, as well as the birthdays of the date of admission of each State and all State Holidays.