The Pledge of Allegiance just thirty-one words… whether we are aware of it or not, these thirty-one words carved out a place in our hearts—in the shape of a true patriot: a love of liberty, a defender of faith, a promoter of unity, a champion of peace, a protector of democracy and a guardian on all things scared to life.
You begin in consideration of I. You end in consideration of all. Loyalty is a matter of commitment by the individual on behalf of all. Unity is a matter of individual purpose on behalf of all. Democracy is a matter of individual resolve on behalf of all. Freedom and justice are matters of individual dedication on behalf of all.
We are the people. We are all the people. We are the people who vow loyalty to the democracy that exists in its noble imperfection to keep us all free. We all comprise one nation and we all individually pledge our pursuit of liberty and justice for all.
We are Americans. On Independence Day, the 4th of July, do what makes you healthy—laugh, connect with others, be positive, enjoy nature and music, listen carefully, experience joy and BE GRATEFUL!