The Nebraska Board of Education may soon require the Pledge of Allegiance be recited in all public schools, KETV reports.
The pledge is part of the daily routine in many of the state’s elementary schools, but often ends when students enter high school, according to the station.
The board would require all grades to recite the pledge every day. “It’s a small act of valor on our students’ part to participate in the freedoms that they are given,” Jim Sheer, president of the Nebraska Board of Education, told the station.
The proposal is similar to a bill that stalled in the state legislature this year. If students would rather not say the pledge, they could quietly stand or sit as it’s recited.
“It’s a small act of valor on our students’ part to participate in the freedoms that they are given,”
I could not agree more and what American would truly have a problem with Pledge of Allegiance? Yes some will take issue with One Nation Under God, but guess what it was good enough for “Everybody” then and it is damn well good enough for everybody now. For those who would disagree I would say it is a way of thanking those who laid their lives on the line for this country. I say Kudos to the idea behind this plan and that every state should follow suit. then again some enjoy the freedoms of this nation yet crap on Patriotism.
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.