The Pledge of Allegiance stands for and means that you're promising your loyalty to the the Flag.
I Pledge Allegiance. I promise to be faithful and true (promise my loyalty) to the Flag.
The true reason for allegiance to the flag is the Republic for which it stands." Bellamy then reflected on the sayings of Revolutionary and Civil War figures, and concluded "all that pictured struggle reduced itself to three words, one Nation indivisible."
The Pledge of Allegiance was written for the 400th anniversary, in 1892, of the discovery of America.
A national committee of educators and civic leaders planned a public-school celebration of Columbus Day to center around the flag.
Not all countries say the pledge of Allegiance like most schools or people in the USA or America does.
North Korea does say the pledge of allegiance, but other than that it seems to be us and a few other authoritarian countries like Singapore and Turkey.
Europeans can be baffled by the Pledge when they first see it, because it seems like the sort of thing you'd get in, well, North Korea.
In the U.S., people are asked to put their right hand over their heart during the Pledge of Allegiance as a sign of respect.
That gesture, it turns out, can do more than just symbolize dignity and honor.
According to new research, when we place our hands over our hearts we tend to be more honest with others.