The American Flag

The Meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance
When you pledge allegiance to the flag, you promise loyalty and devotion to your nation. Each part of the pledge has a deep meaning.
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE... I promise to be true.
TO THE FLAG... to the sign of our country.
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA... a country made up of 50 states, each with certain rights of its own.
AND TO THE REPUBLIC... a country where the people elect their fellow citizens to make laws for them.
FOR WHICH IT STANDS... the flag means the country.
ONE NATION UNDER GOD... a single country whose people believe in religious freedom.
INDIVISIBLE... the country cannot be split into parts.
WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE... with freedom and fairness.
FOR ALL... for every person in the country.


I am more than just cloth and colors that you randomly pieced together into a design.

My red stripes represent the blood of our families spilled in defense of peace, freedom and justice. Our history is colored by our hardiness and valor.

My white stripes shine with the spirit of democracy. White reflects the purity of our purpose.

My blue field stands for one nation under God. Vigilance and perseverance maintain our faith.

My cluster of stars is a testament to the unity and patriotism of our people.

I am a reminder of the commitment we have for our country, our liberty, and our way of life.

I embody the continuity of our ideals and principles.

I am the symbol of refuge for oppressed people everywhere.

I am the emblem of the greatest democracy on earth.

I have led your families in our battle cry for peace, freedom and justice.

I am an inspiration for which patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I will be their sentinel for peace, freedom and justice.

I gallantly fly our colors in the face of democracy's enemies.

I stand for what is right.

I honor the spirit of scouting everywhere.

Honor me, respect me, defend me.

Never let my enemies tarnish my image or tear me down, least I never return.

Keep lit the fires of democracy.

Fly me proudly as a guardian of peace, freedom and justice everywhere.

I am what you make me.