Student campaigns to restore Pledge of Allegiance – ‘I’ve always been taught to love my country and I feel that it’s a no-brainer’
By Michael Carl|WorldNetDaily
For the first time in 40 years, high-school students in Arlington, Mass., are able to recite, in a school environment, those familiar words: “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.”
The opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance is the result of the work of Arlington High School senior Sean Harrington, who spent three years trying to get his town’s school committee to restore the pledge at the start of each school day.
Harrington says he had a good reason for taking on the project.
“I knew it was the right thing to do. I’m very patriotic, and I come from a patriotic family. I’ve always been taught to love my country, and I feel that it’s a no-brainer. It’s just common sense to have the pledge at a school, and a public school no less,” Harrington observed.
The senior adds that the pledge means more to him than a simple phrase.
“The pledge always will be an allegiance not just to the flag but ‘To the Republic for which it stands.’ I think people don’t realize that, and it’s important that we pledge allegiance to that every day,” Harrington explained.