I learned to recite this when I was about 4 years old. Even though I didn't fully understand the meaning of these words, over the years I have grown to love & honor what it means.
Click here for a history lesson about the pledge.
In the words of president Theodore Roosevelt . . .
"We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country.
Either a man is an American and nothing else,
or he is not an American at all."
Wishing you day of reflection . . .