Something bothers me about the Pledge of Allegiance. It's how we continue (even as grown-ups!) to recite it as if we're all still in first grade, three words at a time:
I pledge allegiance
Vietnam Veterans' Memorial,
©2012 Eric Larson
To the flag
Of the United States of America
And to the Republic
For which it stands
and justice for all
See? Choppy and infantile. And dare I say, even rote and meaningless. Why not re-teach our Scouts to use complete phrases, or even sentences:
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.
It's just a thought.
Shake a Veteran's hand today.