the Pledge of Allegiance

noun phrase

US
: a formal promise of loyalty to the United States that groups of people say together

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Recent Examples on the Web Highlights will include posting of colors, singing of the national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops along with a bugler. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 May 2024 On April 24, the first order of business after welcoming remarks by Price, the Pledge of Allegiance, and an opening prayer by Westminster Police Chaplain Misty Budzinski was Kevin Chojnacki’s promotion to the rank of corporal. Kevin Dayhoff, Baltimore Sun, 4 May 2024 The Bible sells for $59.99 and also includes copies of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Pledge of Allegiance and the lyrics to Greenwood’s song. Mary Ramsey, Charlotte Observer, 10 May 2024 The book, illustrated by Michelle Lee, recounts other emotional moments, including how Takei learned to say the Pledge of Allegiance while surrounded by barbed wire and soldiers on guard. Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 16 Apr. 2024 On Easter eve, Saturday Night Live opened with Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson) hawking his latest product: a $60 Bible which includes not only the Constitution and the Pledge of Allegiance, but Miranda rights. William Vaillancourt, Rolling Stone, 31 Mar. 2024 The general session opened with a prayer after the Pledge of Allegiance. Antonia Hitchens, The New Yorker, 9 Mar. 2024 City Clerk Alexandria Bingham was ready with her clipboard, and a city audiovisual tech had his camera running when the group gathered to say the Pledge of Allegiance, although no flag was in sight. Bill Laytner, Detroit Free Press, 31 Jan. 2024 The ceremony will include a flyover, a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, a bagpipes rendition of Amazing Grace, a wreath laying, rifle salute and speeches, officials said. Michelle Mullins, Chicago Tribune, 2 May 2023

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