GL1800Riders Forums banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,038 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Let us not forget Why!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBTyTWOZCM


We had just finished reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and he [Mr. Lasswell, the Principal of Vincennes High School] called us all together, and he says, “Uh, boys and girls, I have been listening to you recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester, and it seems that it has become monotonous to you. Or, could it be, you do not understand the meaning of each word? If I may, I would like to recite the pledge, and give you a definition for each word:

I -- Me; an individual; a committee of one.

Pledge -- Dedicate all of my worldly good to give without self-pity.

Allegiance -- My love and my devotion.

To the Flag -- Our standard. “Old Glory”; a symbol of courage. And wherever she waves, there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts “Freedom is everybody's job.”

of the United -- That means we have all come together.

States -- Individual communities that have united into 48 great states; 48 individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided by imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common cause, and that’s love of country, of America.

And to the Republic -- A Republic: a sovereign state in which power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern; and the 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 -- Meaning "so blessed by God."

Indivisible -- Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty -- Which is freedom; the right of power for one to live his own life without fears, threats, or any sort of retaliation.

And Justice -- The principle and qualities of dealing fairly with others.

For All -- For All. That means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.

Now let me hear you recite 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, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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: Under God. Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said, "That is a prayer" -- and that be eliminated from our schools, too?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
889 Posts
Good stuff, George. Thanks for putting it up!! Deffinitely worth the read ...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,161 Posts
Thanks!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24,624 Posts
George what a great post. Nancy and I wish you and Tammy, and all our friends on the trike side of the house, the best of this Independence Day, and a very safe one. :thumbup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,038 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
It is what I will start the Service with this morning. Wished we had audio capability, but they are going to have to listen to me do my best Red Skelton I guess..

And finish with these words.

Independence Day = Freedom

There have only been two defining forces in the world willing to die for you:

Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

Jesus died for your soul and the American
Soldier died for your freedom.

As Independence Day approaches, let us remember and honor those who have sacrificed their very lives for our freedom, and take time to honor and thank God for His Hand in American Independence.

Be safe All while your out this week end...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,809 Posts
George so many want to reshape History and to reshape the future of this great country to something I no longer understand. Now time magazine wants to shred the Constitution and some want it to be a living document that change with the times. I always was taught it was the Core values of this great nation that made it so great and as time changes your core value remain the same.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,032 Posts
Let us not forget Why!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBTyTWOZCM


We had just finished reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and he [Mr. Lasswell, the Principal of Vincennes High School] called us all together, and he says, “Uh, boys and girls, I have been listening to you recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester, and it seems that it has become monotonous to you. Or, could it be, you do not understand the meaning of each word? If I may, I would like to recite the pledge, and give you a definition for each word:

I -- Me; an individual; a committee of one.

Pledge -- Dedicate all of my worldly good to give without self-pity.

Allegiance -- My love and my devotion.

To the Flag -- Our standard. “Old Glory”; a symbol of courage. And wherever she waves, there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts “Freedom is everybody's job.”

of the United -- That means we have all come together.

States -- Individual communities that have united into 48 great states; 48 individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided by imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common cause, and that’s love of country, of America.

And to the Republic -- A Republic: a sovereign state in which power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern; and the 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 -- Meaning "so blessed by God."

Indivisible -- Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty -- Which is freedom; the right of power for one to live his own life without fears, threats, or any sort of retaliation.

And Justice -- The principle and qualities of dealing fairly with others.

For All -- For All. That means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.

Now let me hear you recite 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, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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: Under God. Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said, "That is a prayer" -- and that be eliminated from our schools, too?
:thumbup:

He was a great person, actor and comedian!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,847 Posts
And a very happy Independence Day to you too, George!

I recently saw a poll indicating that nearly 30% of adults in the US do not know the reason we celebrate July4. To them it's just another day off. Sad, huh?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,032 Posts
And a very happy Independence Day to you too, George!

I recently saw a poll indicating that nearly 30% of adults in the US do not know the reason we celebrate July4. To them it's just another day off. Sad, huh?

Very. That is one of the reasons we are going down the tube, IMHO.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,825 Posts
Thank-you George.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top