Please don't melt, Rou.

It's this not supposed to be the land of religious freedom? That would include the freedom to not be religious as well as the freedom to be (insert any religion here).

People need to chill out and not get their knickers in a twist over a great many things.

** Just reflecting... I can't even remember the last time I said the pledge. You said it every day when I was in elementary school, that's been removed to not offend anyone with different beliefs/non beliefs. So.... Oh wait! I watched PeeWee Herman's return to broadway show and he asked everyone to stand up and recite it (it was appropriate with the age group), so I did. It made me smile. So that's once since 1988.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
I grew up military, we did the national anthem every day at 5pm, it would blare on the loudspeakers and you were to stop doing whatever you were doing and wait it out (hand on heart, etc) - traffic stopped, everything. And, at the movies, they played it before the movie started. The first time I went to a civilian movie theatre after HS (i was living overseas and moved to the states after HS graduation) - I stood up LOL, my friend was laughing at me, she was a brat, too, but had much more experience in the civilian world. No national anthem.
Kind of makes me sad.

I also cannot remember the last time I did the pledge, so I'm doing it now.
Originally Posted by PerriP
Oh say can you see, by the dawns early light
What so proudly we hailed, at the twilights last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thru the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming
And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there
Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave

I can't image that not being around. I have sang it more times than I can count (every chorus show, and many other events). I liked the tradition of the pledge too.

*O'er does not compute on my iPhone
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Last edited by Fifi.G; 09-10-2013 at 11:12 AM.