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Today Is Pledge Of Allegiance Day [VIDEO]

(Photo by Dave Diamond)

Today is both Constitution Day and Pledge of Allegiance Day in the United States. The official time to say the pledge is 8:00 a.m. Hawaiian time, or 1:00 p.m. local time here in Wichita Falls, and every school in the nation is supposed to hold a synchronized recitation of the pledge at that time.

I clearly recall reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in grade school with my hand over my heart and my eyes on the flag. For some reason I always wanted to add “Amen” at the end.

When it comes to remembering the details of the Constitution of the United States I’m a little fuzzy, fortunately all of that information is readily available online at

As we head into another presidential election, today would be a great day to take a few minutes and refresh ourselves on the founding principles and guidelines of this great nation.

Red Skelton’s explanation of the Pledge of Allegiance has always been one of my favorites.


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Give these words some thought before you cast your ballot in November.

Dave D.

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