The Pledge Of Allegiance: Why Do We Do It

An American flag blows in the wind on a cloudy day.
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By Melissa Chesnoski, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Americans are weird. We start the school day by standing up and reciting a pledge to an inanimate object, a ritual taught to us in kindergarten and one most people never really seem to question. I fail to see the significance of mumbling the pledge along with 25 of my classmates every morning. ...

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