The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

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. -Francis Bellamy

The American's Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States, a perfect Union; one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies. -William Tyler Page

The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America

WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Michigan's Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the flag of Michigan, and to the state for which it stands, two beautiful peninsulas united by a bridge of steel, where equal opportunity and justice to all is our ideal. -Harold G. Coburn

The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our Flag was still there.
Oh, say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? -Francis Scott Key

Flag Flying

We encourage you to proudly fly your flag every day and particularly on the following days:

New Year's Day, January 1
Presidential Inauguration Day, January 20 (every 4th year)
Michigan became a state, January 26
Lincoln's Birthday, February 12
President's Day, 3rd Monday in February
Washington's Birthday, February 22
Easter Sunday, variable
Mother's Day, 2nd Sunday in May
Armed Forces Day, 3rd Saturday in May
Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), last Monday in May
Flag Day, June 14
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, 1st Monday in September
Patriots Day, September 11
Citizenship Day, September 17
Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October
Veterans Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November
National Pearl Harbor Day (half-staff), December 7
Christmas Day, December 25

And such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States; on State holidays and days proclaimed by the Governor of the State.

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