Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by harmony21, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. harmony21

    harmony21 New Member



  2. Bruin63

    Bruin63 Member

    I remember watching his program when he first recited, this Poem, I think it still applies today, hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    As a schoolboy, one of Red Skelton's teachers explained the words and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance to his class. Skelton later wrote down, and eventually recorded, his recollection of this lecture. It is followed by an observation of his own.

    "I've been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous to you. If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word?"

    I -- me, an individual, a committee of one.

    Pledge -- dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.

    Allegiance -- my love and my devotion.

    To the flag -- our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there's respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job!

    United -- that means that we have all come together.

    States -- individual communities that have united into 48 great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that's love for country.

    And to the republic -- a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

    For which it stands, one nation -- one nation, meaning "so blessed by God"

    Indivisible -- incapable of being divided.
    With liberty -- which is freedom -- the right of power to live one's own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation.
    And Justice -- the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.
    For all -- which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.

    "Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country
    and two words have been added to the pledge of Allegiance...


    Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?

    "God Bless America!"

    I hope you Have a Happy 4th of July,


    [This Message was Edited on 07/04/2007]
  3. mujuer

    mujuer New Member

    That was an awesome poem. I remember Red Skelton. I hope everyone has a happy and safe fourth also.

  4. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    Hope you manage to have a great day.
    Best Wishes,Paul.
  5. harmony21

    harmony21 New Member

    I remember him too........

    hope you had agreat ones all