I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
And to the Republic for which it stands,
One nation under God,
With liberty and
justice for all.
I promise to be loyal to the symbol that represents our country, the joined-together states of America,
and to the kind of government where the people vote for the president, one country that cannot be divided, that is free and responsible and is fair for everyone.
Written by Maria Brountas, first grade teacher at Vine Street School, Bangor, ME. See August/Sept. 2003 Teaching K-8 magazine.