How many words are there in the pledge of allegiance?

How many words are there in the pledge of allegiance?

The pledge is composed of 31 words and "shall be delivered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart," according to the United States Flag Code. Men, while not in uniform...

Women, men, and children all stand during the pledge of allegiance. It is done out of respect for the country.

There are different ways of saying the pledge. You can say the whole thing together, word for word as it appears above, or you can shorten it by omitting parts of it. For example, instead of saying "I pledge my honor my courage, my faith, my loyalty, my blood, I bear no arms," you could simply say "I pledge my blood." The pledge is meant to be short and simple, but still very much like the original version.

The pledge was originally written as a war pledge. It was adopted as the official oath for new members of the U.S. military until the 1950s when it was felt that this duty should be reserved only for citizens who were willing to risk their lives for their country. Since then, everyone who joins the military has to pledge allegiance to the flag; they do not have to pledge an oath to protect and defend the Constitution.

Where does the pledge of allegiance take place?

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: "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." should be recited while standing at attention facing the flag, right hand over the heart. When not on display or stored outside of its case, the flag should be raised or lowered on a daily basis.

The Pledge is traditionally said by students in schools during the opening of class each day. However, since 1999, teachers are given the option of having their students recite the pledge every morning before school begins. Students who choose this method do so by saying the pledge together out loud while standing in a circle (with hands on hips) as a teacher calls out the days of the week.

There is also a version of the pledge that can be said sitting down. This lowers the risk of injury if someone falls while raising their arm in the traditional way. The wording of this pledge is exactly the same as the kneeling variant, except that the words "Kneeling" and "Crossed Arms" are replaced with "Sitting".

Some people may find this practice objectionable because they believe it violates the pledge itself by requiring them to pledge loyalty to something other than just the flag. However, many others feel that this variation helps bring awareness to those who might not be standing when saying the pledge each day.

What does the pledge of allegiance say about God?

"I swear allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands; one country under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all," says the current Pledge. The Pledge is said tens of millions of times every day, mostly by kids in schools across the United States. It is meant as a statement of loyalty to our nation and its values, but also serves as a prayerful affirmation that we are loyal to God.

The original version of the Pledge was written in 1777 by John Adams and other delegates to the Philadelphia Convention that drafted the Constitution. At the time, there were no official national flags for the United States to swear allegiance to - each state had its own flag. So Congress voted to adopt the British Flag as our own, with modifications. The original text of the Pledge was "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely refuse to bear arms against my country, nor to fight against the United States for ever-lasting fame or glory...".

It wasn't until 1892 that the words "one country" were added to the Pledge. Before then, the Pledge read "I hereby declare, on oath, my faith and loyalty to my country." The addition of these two words was intended to reflect the formation of the union of the former Confederate states back into a single country. They were added at the suggestion of William Wirt, first attorney general of the United States.

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