Around the Fourth of July, I always think of just how fortunate each of us should feel to be born and live in the greatest country in the history of mankind.
With that being said, words couldn’t even come close to expressing the grateful feeling that we should have for both military and civilian leaders who have given their time, talent and even their lives to not only protect and foster our way of life but to defend it with their own lives.
Mississippi requires all students and teachers to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of classes each day while school is in session. If any student or teacher objects to reciting it, he or she shall be excused from doing so without penalty. Mississippi law further specifies that the U.S. flag shall be displayed in each classroom and each principal room of the school.
As we remember our July Fourth celebrations, may the following words, and what they mean to us, resonate forever in our minds:
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“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.”