Essay about The Pledge in Schools

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I remember it clear as day; it was the fall of 1986, laying out my best dress the night before and feeling the excitement of having the chance to ride the big yellow cheese. Once morning came, my mother burst into my bedroom saying "Time to wake up! Today is the day to be a big girl!" Clearly, not paying any mind to the words "big girl" my central focus was on riding the bus. Finally mother and I walked to the end our street; standing on the corner as if we were lost. I noticed more people coming to the corner with kids and I started to get nervous. Just because they were strangers to me. The bus finally arrived, by that time my heart dropped to my toes. My mother pushing me on, but without her by my side. I was petrified, not knowing …show more content…
Therefore, the Pledge of Allegiance should be reinstated in all public schools.
Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools teaches children more than just a series of words. It teaches them the founding principles for which the United States stands. To support this argument I will explain what the words within the pledge mean in reference to our country and how they support its values. The pledge as it is known today reads, "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." Meanwhile, the first word "Pledge" means a sincere promise on someone's honor to do or not do something. The second word, "allegiance" denotes that someone is loyal to a cause or his nation. Next, are the words "united states" which means a group of smaller organized territories combined into a larger entity. The word "Republic" refers to the political structure in which people elect officials to represent them, in other words a Democracy. The word Nation means people grouped within a territory sharing a common history. Meanwhile, the phrase "under God" meant for separation from a communists' nation and a belief in the Christian foundations of our nation. Indivisible indicates that we cannot be separated or torn apart and that we are one, belonging to each…