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The Pledge of Allegiance

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.


What does “The Pledge of Allegiance” mean?

I pledge allegiance...(I promise to be true)

To the flag...(to the symbol of our country)

Of the United States of America... (each state that has joined to make our country)

And to the Republic... (a republic is a country where the people choose others to make laws for them -- the government is for the people)

For which it stands... (the flag means the country)

One Nation...(a single country)

Under God...(the people believe in a supreme being)

Indivisible...(the country cannot be split into parts)

With liberty and justice...(with freedom and fairness)

For all... (for each person in the country)

 
 

OFFICIAL FLAG- FLYING DAYS

2014
January 1...New Year's Day
January 20...Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 12...Lincoln's Birthday
February 17...Presidents' Day
May 11...Mother's Day
May 17...Armed Forces Day
May 26...Memorial day
June 14...Flag Day
June 15...Father's Day
July 4...Independence Day
September 1...Labor Day
September 11...Patriot Day
October 13...Columbus Day
November 4...Election Day
November 11...Veteran's Day
November 27...Thanksgiving Day
December 7...Pearl Harbor Day
December 25...Christmas Day
 
         

DISPOSAL OF A WORN FLAG

When the Flag of the United States becomes faded, soiled, or torn, it should be destroyed by burning. For individual citizens, this should be done discreetly so the act of destruction is not perceived as a protest or desecration. You may contact our Post if you have a worn flag and we will dispose of the flag properly.
Call 856-881-7722 or click here to email us: CONTACT POST 241.
         
         

HOW TO FOLD THE FLAG

         
The traditional method of folding the flag is as follows:
(A) Straighten out the flag to full length and fold lengthwise once.
(B) Fold it lengthwise a second time to meet the open edge,
making sure that the union of stars on the blue field remains outward in full view.
(A large flag may have to be folded lengthwise a third time.)
(C) A triangular fold is then started by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to the open edge.
(D) The outer point is then turned inward, parallel with the open edge, to form a second triangle.
(E) The diagonal or triangular folding is continued toward the blue union until the end is reached,
with only the blue showing and the form being that of a cocked (three-corner) hat.
         
         
     
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