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.
Every time i see a flag ceremony being done by any branch of our armed forces it just brings me to tears and such an overwhelming feeling of pride comes over me. That simple red, white, and blue flag means so much to me. I'm so proud to be apart of this great country and have the freedoms that i have today. I am so grateful to those over seas and those on own soil fighting for our freedom. I know that freedom doesn't come free but I know its worth the fight & I'm so grateful for those willing to lay down their lives to protect it. I know a few people who are serving and who have served in the armed forces and I'll admit because of a certain friend i stand a little taller, and clap a little harder for Marines:] But I'm so grateful for everyone in the armed forces. The sacrifices that you are making will never be forgotten. I can't even begin to understand what it must feel to leave your family and never know if you will ever see them again. If you were in a room of people and you asked if anyone knew someone who is or had been in the armed forces most everyone would raise their hand. We have all been affected by loved ones being in the armed forces. What we need to do here at home is stand up and support our troops. Even if we don't support the war you can still support that they're fighting not only for our freedoms but for the freedoms of others. I don't care if you support the war or not. The reason you even have the option of voicing your opinion is because of those selfless troops fighting for your rights. The least you could do is show them the respect they deserve. Keep a special prayer in your heart that they will return home to their loved ones. I can't say enough how thankful i am. I will stand up and support you no matter what. Because of you brave troops I'm proud to be an American.
God Bless the troops may you return home safely to your families:] Thank you for all that you do!